Police officials in Ghana have arrested a dangerous armed robbery and murder suspect, Godstrong Tettey, at Adeiso in the Eastern Region.
A statement by the Ghana Police Service, made available on Friday to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said the suspect has been on the Police wanted list for alleged murder, car-snatching cases and violent landguard activities.
The statement said “Godstrong Tettey had become notorious when he was seen in a widely circulated video on social media, brandishing a pistol.
“Police intelligence led to his capture at Adeiso and items retrieved include two pump action guns, one locally manufactured pistol and one new foreign-manufactured pistol.
“The operation forms part of the Police Administrations’ resolve to weed out criminals from our society. Such intelligence-led preventive policing and strategic operations will continue,” it said.
Another statement by the Ghana Police Service said two suspects have been arrested by the Police over Bullion Van Attack at Tarkwa in Western Region.
“The Tarkwa Police Divisional Command has arrested two persons in connection with the robbery incident that occurred at Ransbet Supermarket, yesterday, October 18, 2021, in the Tarkwa Municipality.
“The suspects, Charles Enning and Dorcas Akosua Amankwah, both workers of Mon-Trans Limited are assisting in the investigation following a suspicion of complicity in the crime.”
The statement said that preliminary investigations indicated that the suspects, Charles Enning, a driver and Dorcas Akosua Amankwah, a teller of the company, “went to Ransbet Supermarket for proceeds made over the weekend to be deposited at the bank but failed to pick up the Police Officer who was detailed to provide security for them.”
“In the process of putting the money into the bullion van, the suspects were attacked by a masked armed man and bolted with the money on a standby motorbike.”
It added that the Police pursued the two robbers in order to bring them to justice.
“Meanwhile, any information that would lead to their arrest should be channelled to the Police for immediate action,” the statement concluded.