1 Arrested In Asante-Mampong Armed Robbery Incident

One person have been arrested in connection with the robbery attack on the Total Fuel Station at Bosofour, police at the Mampong Divisional Command have said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) James Nyadedjur, the Mampong Divisional Commander who confirmed the arrest would not give further details of the suspect citing security reasons.

He added that the man was assisting in their investigations.

Police upon intelligence have also retrieved weapons which the armed robbers used in committing the crime.

They were retrieved from a cocoa farm at Tadiem together with the two mobile phones they stole from their victims.

“The phones were identified by their owners”, a police statement said.

Gun-wielding robbers, numbering four, had raided the fuel station on Friday, March 02, and amid firing of gunshots made away with an unspecified amount of money.

They seized mobile phones of the attendants and were reported to have struck at about 1830 hours.

Whilst escaping with their booty, they also attacked a mobile money vendor and forcibly took everything she had on her.

The Police had earlier said the robbers made away with a total of GHc12,000.

“On 02/03/18 at 1845hrs,four suspected armed robbers with three wielding short guns and one holding a stick attacked the above station (.) They first escorted the mobile money woman into her office and took all her money amounting to about 3000 Ghana cedis. They asked of the manager and she pointed at him and he was escorted into the strong room and ordered to open the safe and an amount of about 9000gh was collected,” a statement from the police said.

Although the police said they were called on time to the scene the robbers managed to escape arrest.

“A police patrol had information and rushed to the scene and spotted one of the robbers who positioned himself by the roadside. He immediately fired three shots at the police and wanted to re-load the gun and police returned fire but he managed to run away and joined a waiting taxi cab and fled. The other accomplices also escaped through a bush behind the filling station. Manager Dennis Frimpong sustained a minor injury on the head and was treated and discharged.”

The police said they continued the patrol in the entire enclave and were able to arrest a taxi driver, Inusah Braimah, aged 25, believed to be one of the robbers.

The police in the statement said upon a search, a cash amount of GHc1190 was found on him “and he could not give any tangible source of the money, meanwhile his accomplice who was with him managed to run upon seeing police.”

“Suspect is detained pending identification and further investigation,” the police statement added.

 

Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1Mhz/ Jonathan Ofori