By Augustine Ehikioya
Towards making Ghana crime-free, Police officials have arrested nine robbery suspects in the Western Region of the country.
The suspects were arrested in two separate robbery attacks at the weekend.
A statement by Ghana Police Service, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Monday, has revealed this.
It said “The combined efforts of the Police and members of Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem communities led to the arrest of nine (9) robbery suspects in two robbery attacks on 7th and 8th January, 2022 at Wassa Akropong and Mpohor in the Western Region.
“The suspects attacked their victims with an array of weapons, made up of a locally manufactured pistol, cutlasses and a dagger.
“They bolted from the crime scenes with various items including a motorbike, mobile phones and a cash amount of Ghc2,700.”
The statement listed the suspects to include Godwin Boah, Philemon Essien, Emmanuel Yaley, Mohammed Sumaila, Evans Amarh, Patrick Aboah, Augustine Nana Abaka , Kwabena Acquah and Godfred Akwah.
The suspects, it said, are currently in Police custody.
It further disclosed that suspect Philemon Essien, who sustained gun shot wound on his hand and suspect Emmanuel Yaley who sustained non-gun-shot related injuries during the arrest were sent to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, where they were admitted for treatment.
But the two suspects, the statement said, are under Police guard at the hospital.
The statement added “Items retrieved from the suspects include a cash amount of Ghc2,200.00, a motorbike, and an Opel taxi with Registration no. WR 3186-14 which have been impounded for further investigation.”
It said the Police are on the trail of two of the suspects who managed to escape.
“We highly commend community members of Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem for supporting the Police in effecting the arrests.
“We equally commend the personnel of the Western Regional Command for their patriotic services towards ensuring peace and security in the region.
“Indeed, Police-Community partnership is the master key to crime fighting. Let us therefore continue to work together for safer communities,” the statement concluded.