2 use scissors in robbery

Tugah and his weaponsTwo suspected robbers said to be using scissors as their weapon to attack victims, have been arrested by the police.

They are Emmanuel Mensah and Enoch Appiah, both drivers, living at Kromoase and Akyeremade respectively.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Osei Ampofo-Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, told newsmen here on Monday, that the two suspects had been snatching taxis and using them to rob other people.

Mensah admitted the offence in the presence of newsmen, saying, “we use the snatched taxis for our operations and later would abandon them.”

According to Mensah, they attacked mostly church members on Sundays.

According to the Deputy Police Commander, the two hired a taxi, GY 6289-13, from Asafo to Anyinam New Site, on Ocotber 26, but on reaching the Nagie School, near Dakodwom, they allegedly stabbed the driver with a pair of scissors and sprayed powdered pepper into his eyes.

They robbed him of his money and the taxi, which they later abandoned at Akyeremade after removing the battery of car.

The police said the two suspects also confessed snatching a taxi at Andy Grace School which they hired from Fire City, at Ahodwo.

In another development, a native of Manso Watreso, in the Amansie District, has been arrested for allegedly executing various robbery attacks on small-scale mining sites in the area.

The 28 year old John Ofori, also known as Kwadwo Samuel and Tugah, was arrested on October 29, in his room at Manso Watreso.

A search conducted in his room revealed eight mobile handsets, five of which he admitted were stolen from Chinese miners by the leader of the gang, Kwabena Acheampong, known as I.K., now at large.

ACP Ampofo-Duku indicated that barely a week ago, Tugah and his accomplices, I.K, Philip and Akwasi, stormed a mining site at Mansi Odaso which led to his arrest.

ACP Ampofo-Duku noted that the suspect led the police to a nearby farm where two pump action guns, single barrel gun and 12 cartridges were retrieved.

The police said Tugah had been identified by the victims who informed the police.

According to the police, the victims claimed a laptop computer, wi-fi modem, mobile handsets and GH¢3,600.00 were taken away by Tugah and his colleagues.


From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi






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