11 arrested for robbing forex bureaus and shop

A total of 11 people, including five Nigerians, who are alleged to be robbing forex bureaus and a shop of huge sums of money have been arrested by the police in Accra.

The suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 30 years are Isaac Boachi, Ishmael Ahenkorah, Kofi Bismark, Kwabena Appiah Kubi, Kwasi Amponsah, all drivers, Mohammed Moses, a footballer, Godsgift Nwangaga, Prince Nwangaga, Okoro Amune, Ufuah Princewill and John Ani.

Their accomplices numbering eight are on the run and being sought for by the police.

Items retrieved from them included dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and mobile phones.

They are currently in the custody of the police assisting in investigations, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge told the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.

She said Boachi, Ahenkora, Bismark, Kubi and Amponsah operated on February 11 at areas such as Tema Community 18, Spintex, and Baatsonaa, breaking into forex bureaus which have closed for work and getting away with huge sums of money including foreign currencies.

The PRO said they were arrested at Tema from their hideouts by the police, whilst the five other Nigerians who allegedly robbed a cosmetic shop and a forex bureau at Greda Estate at Teshie in Accra last month were also arrested during intelligence.

“Before the suspects attacked the bureau they attacked a cosmetic shop and made away with GH¢2,600 and bolted in their Toyota Camry vehicle,” she added.

The Police PRO said suspect would soon be arraigned for robbery.

In another development two suspects have been apprehended in connection with the robbery at Royal Motors, an automobile company at Industrial Area on Tuesday morning in Accra.

ASP said the identity of the suspects cannot be disclosed due to security reasons, but urged the public to collaborate with the police in combating crime in the country.


By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi



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