Today January 18, 2022

Nine robbery suspects arrested in Western region

Accra, Jan.10, GNA—The Police, through combined efforts of members of the Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem communities, have arrested nine robbery suspects.

The suspects: Godwin Boah, Philemon Essien, Emmanuel Yaley, Mohammed Sumaila, Evans Amarh, Patrick Aboah, Augustine Nana Abaka, Kwabena Acquah and Godfred Akwah, were arrested in connection with two robbery attacks on January 7 and 8, 2022 at Wassa Akropong and Mpohor in the Western Region.

A news brief from the Police said its personnel were on the lookout for two of the suspects who managed to escape.

It said the suspects attacked their victims with an array of weapons, including a locally manufactured pistol, cutlasses, and a dagger.

The brief said they bolted from the crime scenes with various items, including a motorbike, mobile phones, and an amount of GHC 2,700.00.

It said suspect Philemon Essien, who sustained gunshot wound on his hand and suspect Emmanuel Yaley, who sustained non-gun-shot related injuries during the arrest, were sent to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, where they were admitted for treatment, and were under police guard.

The brief said items retrieved from the suspects included an amount of GHC 2,200.00, a motorbike, and an Opel Taxi with Registration Number WR 3186-14, which had been impounded for further investigation.

It commended the community members of Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem for supporting the Police in effecting the arrests.

The brief also commended personnel of the Western Regional Police Command for the patriotic services towards ensuring peace and security in the Region.

It said indeed, “Police-Community partnership is the master key to crime fighting,” and called for continuous partnerships to ensure safer communities.

Source: Ghana News Agency



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