Sweden arrests Ghana crown jewel heist suspect
A man arrested by Swedish police at Stockholm's Arlanda airport will be extradited to Norway on Friday where he is wanted in connection with the theft of crown jewels belonging to Ghana's royal family.
"The man was arrested by Swedish police at Arlanda airport as he tried to leave Sweden," Oslo police officer Knut Jostein Saetnan said in a statement.
The man was not carrying the jewels belonging to King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II.
The jewels, said to have belonged to generations of the Ashanti royal family, were snatched from Ghana's king while he was on a business trip to Oslo. The jewels were in a briefcase in a hotel lobby while the royal party were checking in at the front desk.
Norwegian police published CCTV pictures of a man and a woman suspected of carrying out the audacious theft.
News agency AFP report that the suspect arrested at Arlanda has admitted he was the man captured on camera. An international arrest warrant has been put out for two other suspects in the case.
King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his delegation were staying at the Oslo hotel to represent Ghana at a business conference organised by the Norwegian-African Business Association.