Two persons wanted by the police for their involvement in the robbery attack on Madam Abena Busia, daughter of Ghana’s former Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia, at Abelemkpe, a suburb of Accra, have been arrested.
Godsway Nutakor, 25, alias Papisco, unemployed, and Bright Asamoah, 19, alias Nana Yaw Asaase, a carpenter, were both arrested at Hohoe in the Volta Region.
Also in the grip of the police is Christian who assisted the suspects to escape initially to Nigeria.
Speaking to the press, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said at about 7.30 a.m. on March 22, Madam Busia left home for church service leaving the house in the care of a houseboy and girl.
He said Nutakor and Asamoah in the company of the third accomplice, Paul Afari, who had already been put before court and jailed for 25 years, went to the victim’s house.
The Commander said they told the houseboy that Madam Busia had asked them to work on the roofing, and the houseboy allowed them into the house.
DCOP Yohuno said upon gaining access into the building, the suspects attacked the occupants with knives and ordered them to open the room for them.
He added that the suspects made away with an unspecified amount of money in different currencies.
DCOP Yohuno said the two suspects went into hiding in Nigeria, but due to the collaboration between the Nigerian Police and their Ghanaian counterparts, they were arrested and brought to Ghana.
According to him, investigations revealed that Nutakor was a former houseboy at the house and had monitored the movements and activities of his former employer, and therefore conspired with Asamoah and Afari to rob her.
He said the police had so far retrieved two vehicles from the suspects, adding that they would soon be put before court.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong