3 robbers remanded in police custody

arrestA young man who allegedly joined a gang of robbers to attack a couple at gunpoint and escaped arrest is now in police grip following his arrest upon a tip- off.

He was arrested with the help of a gang member who spotted him by the road side and alerted the police personnel who were escorting the members to the Accra Circuit Court “One” for prosecution.

Philip Owusu Agyekum, also known as Otanfo, pointed out Thomas Tetteh popularly called Iniesta as one of the gang of four armed men who robbed Mr Albert Allotey and Mrs Irene Adobea Parker Allotey of their sea blue Honda CRV with registration number 7997-16, a blue Toyota Corolla also with registration number GW686-17, two flat screen television sets, a multi TV decoder, a DSTV decoder, mobile phones, jewellery valued at GH¢5,000.00, and cash of GH¢550.00 among other items.

The accused, Seidu Mahama, also known as Mallam Seidu, Armah Boye, also known as Osheen Tilapia (all land guards at Bortianor), Philip Owusu, Thomas Tetteh armed themselves with AK47 assault rifles and pistols broke into the house of the victims on January 25, 2017, at Bortianor Red Top, at about 6:30pm and made away with the items as well as money.

Superintendent Kwaku Bempah, prosecutor said that the victims reported the case to the police and investigations led to the arrest of Seidu Mallam, through the description of his black Honda Saloon car with  number GR 3126-13 which they used to escort the  two other cars they stole from the victims.

The prosecutor said that police traced the Honda Saloon car based on its description by an eye witness to the house of the first accused, Seidu Mahama at Bortianor where he claimed ownership of the vehicle and was arrested.

And on January 31, 2017, the Greater Accra Regional Crime Officer organised an identification parade where Mr Albert Allotey identified Seidu Mahama Armah Boye leading to Philip Owusu Agyekum.




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