GHANA: Police Arrests 14 Years Old, Four Others For Robbery In Ashanti Region

GHANA: Police Arrests 14 Years Old, Four Others For Robbery In Ashanti Region

By Augustine Ehikioya

 

Cracking down on crimes in Ghana, Police officials in Ejura on November 16, 2021, arrested four robbery suspects and a juvenile.

They carry out robbery activities on highways linking Nkoranza and Techiman in the Bono East Region and the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal area of the Ashanti Region.

This was contained in a statement by the Director-General, Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, and obtained on Friday by Security Watch Africa (SWA).

The statement said “The four suspects, Ajara Sagu, Rashid Ibrahim, Ibrahim Iddrisu, Musah Arijuma together with a 14-year-old juvenile were arrested at Ejura after extensive Police surveillance on their activities.

“On the spot search on the suspects and juvenile led to the recovery of ten assorted mobile phones, one Infinix charger and a lady’s handbag.

“Other items suspected to have been robbed from commuters and retrieved from them included one unregistered Apsonic Aloba motorbike and an amount of Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy-Nine Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 2,279.00),” it said.

During Police investigations, the statement said, a driver who was a victim of the suspects’ robbery expedition along the Techiman-Ejura Highway, identified all the four suspects and the juvenile as the robbers who attacked him on November 15, 2021, at Adiemra.

“Other victims have also come forward to identify these criminals and their stolen items,” it stated.

The Police Administration, it said, commended the efforts of the Ejura District Police Command in ensuring robbery activities become undesirable in Ejura and beyond.

“We want to assure the public that we shall not relent in making our communities safe and peaceful,” the statement concluded.

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