C/Regional police arrest 7 suspected criminals

The Central Regional Police Command has arrested seven suspected criminals at Kasoa, Winneba and Cape Coast, for allegedly engaging in criminal activities and causing harm to individuals.
The arrest comes in the wake of intense campaign dubbed “Operation hit hard” launched by the police to curtail criminal activities in the region.
Godwin Ameka, a driver, Prince Owusu an apprentice, Kweku Kanjanga Amoako, a phone dealer, and Benjamin Awusi, a labourer, were arrested for robbery.
Baba Gariba was arrested for stealing goats in Cape Coast while Albert Togbah and Eric Sackey were arrested at Kasoa in possession of a substance suspected to be narcotic drugs.
Agyenkwa, also known as Rasta, is currently on the run, and the police had mounted a search to apprehend him.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rev John Abgemabiese, Crime Officer at the Winneba Police Division, confirmed the story to the media.
He explained that Ameka, a driver, and Agyenkwa, and Prince Owusu, on October 6, 2017, boarded a taxi with registration number GW 6793-13 from Old Fadama in Accra and broke into a house at Winneba and robbed the occupants.
He said in an attempt to flee the scene with the exhibits, the taxi they were using developed a mechanical fault.
ASP Agbemabiese indicated that Ameka and Agyenkwa towed the vehicle to a nearby fitting shop, and left for Accra with the intent to buy parts to repair the taxi.
He stated that on October 7, Ameka went back to Winneba with the car parts, but had information that the car had been impounded by the Winneba police.
Ameka, according to ASP Rev. Agbemabiese became suspicious and escaped to Accra to inform Amoaka, who went to the police station to enquire about the taxi and he was subsequently arrested.
Amoaka told the police that he gave the taxi to Ameka to operate as a spare driver.
ASP Agbemabiese said the police on October 18 went for Ameka and Owusu after they were grabbed by the police at Kwabenya.
In their respective cautioned statement, he said, both Ameka and Owusu admitted committing the offence, and told the police that they sold the Samsung tablet and Dell laptop to Amoaka.
ASP Agbemabiese said that another suspect, Benjamin Awusi, was arrested for attacking and robbing people at gunpoint on spots within the Winneba-Accra highway.
On the arrest at Cape Coast, Central Regional Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Rev David N. Ampah-Bennin, explained that the suspect, Baba Gariba was arrested for transporting goats in a taxi.
He said Gariba told the police that the goats belonged to him and that he reared them in his house behind the Aggrey Memorial Zion School.
COP Ampah-Bennin said that when the police visited the suspect’s house, there was no goat pen, resulting in the police detaining the suspect.

FROM DAVID O. YARBOI-TETTEH, CAPE COAST

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