2 held for terrorising Teshie

(INSET)Items retrievedTWO persons have been arrested by the police for allegedly attacking and robbing residents of Teshie and its environs.

They are Michael Kwabena Rockson, 29, taxi driver, and Eric Boateng, 22, alias Kwabla Kwahie, a mobile phone seller.

Briefing the press, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commission of Police (DCOP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said on April 30, at about 9 p.m., the suspects and two others now at large, met at Spintex, a suburb of Accra, and conspired to embark upon a robbery expedition.

He said at about 11 p.m. on the said date, the suspects on board a Daewoo taxi cab with registration number, GT 4309-15, attacked one of their victims who was returning home from a programme.

He said the suspects attacked the victim at his gate at Teshie Greda Estate with a pump action gun, a cutter and an iron bar, and made away with his wallet containing an unspecified amount of money.

They later dragged the victim into his apartment and collected his flat screen television set, mobile phones, Ipads, laptops and other valuables.

He said after the incident, the victim rushed to the police station and reported the case, adding that based on the information, the patrol team combed the area.

DCOP Yohuno said the suspects abandoned the taxi and took to their heels and the “police gave them a hot chase and arrested Boateng.

He said, a few minutes after the arrest of Boateng, Rockson rushed to the police station to report that his taxi had been snatched from him by armed robbers, but police suspected him and arrested him.

He said during interrogation, Rockson confessed and admitted to the crime and mentioned their accomplices as Alhassan and Yaw Isaac.

According to the Accra Police Commander, a third accomplice had also been arrested in Akosombo and would soon be brought to Accra for further investigations.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong   

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