Ashanti Police arrest 5 serial robbers

Five men suspected to be linked with a number of robberies in the Ashanti Region, have been arrested and being held by the police.

They are Apraku Adabor, Kwaku Owusu, William Opoku, alias Father Blessing, Kwadwo Owusu, and Thomas Osei Kwadwo, alias Lion.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Ampofo Duku, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, told the media in Kumasi that they were arrested at different locations, and three cars believed to have been stolen, a revolver, a locally manufactured pistol, live ammunitions and a jack knife, retrieved from them.

He said the criminals operated in the Daban, Apramang, Daban Newsite and Atasomanso areas for four months, and are said to have raped some of their female victims, after robbing them of their monies and other valuables.

ACP Duku said during one such robbery, they shot an employee of Mobile Telecommunication Network in the head and fled with an unspecified amount of money, a laptop and four mobile phones.

The victim, Richard Darfah Mensah, however, survived.

The criminals again struck the house of a lecturer of the Christian Service University College and made away with GH¢ 1,100 and two mobile phones.

Kwaku Owusu and Adabor and said they robbed a Chinese of his Toyota RAV 4, GH¢3,000 and Samsung mobile phone last December 24, at about 11 p.m.

They were arrested by the police an hour after the attack at Buokrom-Abease.

ACP Duku hinted, they would soon be put before court.—


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