4 grabbed for robbing 2 Chinese

The police have arrested four armed robbers for allegedly robbing two Chinese at Efuanta, a suburb of Tarkwa, in the Western Region.


The suspects are Nana Owusu, 22, Alex Kojo Fairka, 27, both illegal miners, Kwabena Ali,  25, farmer, and Gideon Atieka,  27, driver.


The Tarkwa District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Thomas Ababio, confirmed the story to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).


He said on August 2, 2018 around 12:30am, the police patrol team in Tarkwa received a distressed call that armed robbers were attacking some Chinese lodging at a small-scale mining site at Efuanta.


According to Supt. Ababio, when the police arrived, two Chinese and a Ghanaian watchman informed them that armed robbers had invaded the site, subjected them to torture, and had made away with gold dust, three mobile phones, a flat screen television set and a decoder.


Sup Ababio said the patrol team asked their counterparts at snap check duty at Tamso junction to assist in apprehending the suspects.


He said later the suspected robbers arrived in a taxi cab driven by Stephen Nyame with registration number GX 5197-14, and was intercepted by the police at Tamso junction with Atieka, Ali and Owusu on board.


Sup Ababio said a search conducted on them unveiled gold dust and the police patrol team was invited to convey them to the Tarkwa Police Station for questioning.


He said the suspects told the police that the taxi driver was not an accomplice, but they only hired him to transport them to Ahwetieso, a suburb of Tarkwa.


Sup Ababio said that Fairka’s name was mentioned by the suspects and he was arrested by the Tarkwa District Police Command.


He said the complainants He Jang and Cheng Wen-Hua with bruises all over their bodies reported the matter to the police, and identified the suspects as those who robbed them.


Sup Ababio said the police had intensified the search for the leader of the robbery gang, and another suspect. – GNA

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