Police grab four suspected car snatchers

Kumasi, Four men have been arrested and detained by the police over a failed attempt to rob a driver of his taxi at Amakom in Kumasi.

Their names were given as Akwasi Francis, Robert Antwi alias Azonto’, who is lame in the right leg, Kofi Sarpong and Justice Bawuah.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, the Ashanti Regional Commander, confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday.

He said Francis and Antwi engaged the services of the driver to carry them in his taxi on July 23, at about 0200 hours from Afful-Nkwanta to Asafo Labor.

When they got to the Amakom Children’s Park, Francis, who was sitting on the front seat pulled a gun at the driver, while his physically challenged colleague, drew a knife and ordered that he surrendered the ignition key.

The driver gathered courage, held the gun and started struggling with him as Antwi stabbed him in the head, neck, forehead and the back.

DCOP Yeboah said the fierce struggle caught the attention of some by-standers, and they rushed to the aid of the victim.

They managed to overpower the attackers, arrested and handed them over to the police.

The pair told investigators that the gun was supplied to them by Sarpong and Bawuah, and led them to arrest them.

The Regional Commander said 13 cellular phones and two iPads were retrieved from the room of Bawuah during a search by the police.

The taxi driver is now on admission at the Kwame Nkrumah University Hospital, receiving treatment for the knife wounds, suffered.

Source: Ghana News Agency