GHANA: Police Arrests Robbery, Rape Suspect

GHANA: Police Arrests Robbery, Rape Suspect

By Augustine Ehikioya


For allegedly robbing and raping a lady, Police officials in Ghana have arrested a suspect, Dordzi Dzidefo.

The suspect, who is a motorbike operator, was said to have committed the crime on one of his passengers at a very late hour.

This was contained in a statement by the Director-General, Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwesi Ofori, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).

The statement said “The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested suspect Dordzi Dzidefo, who has been on the run since July this year, for alleged robbery and rape committed on July 13, 2021.

“The suspect, who is a motorbike operator, was hired by his victim from Kakasunanka No. 1 to Golf City. However, on their return around 12:00 midnight, the suspect took a different route under the pretext of evading a Police checkpoint but ended up robbing the victim at knifepoint and raping her.

“Further investigations disclosed that the suspect, on July 16, 2021, cashed out an amount of Two Hundred and Forty-Seven Ghana Cedis (GHC 247.00) from the victim’s mobile wallet into his MTN mobile wallet.

“On November 1, 2021, suspect, Dordzi Dzidefo was arrested at his hideout at Kakasunanka No. 1 through a sustained intelligence-led operation,” it stated.

The suspect, the statement said, has been arraigned at the court and holistic investigations are ongoing to establish other crimes that he might have committed and his possible accomplices.

“The Police Administration commends the Tema Regional Police Commander and his personnel for the success of this operation.

“Once again, we are grateful to the public for the continued support. We want to give the assurance that criminals can run but cannot hide forever,” the statement concluded.

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