Man on police wanted list grabbed at Aflao

Julius Gbede, 23, alias “Bible,” said to be a notorious criminal, and on police wanted list since 2015, has been nabbed at his hideout at Agblazuime, a community at the Ghana-Togo border, near Aflao.

Gbede, a citizen of Aflao, was arrested alongside two others – Kofi Kunya, alias Sponsor, 25, and citizen of Kpoglo, in the Ketu-South municipality, and Edem Sodzi, alias Stone, 21, a Togolese, resident in Lome.

Three unlicensed locally made pistols, a pump action gun, four AA live cartridges, assorted pharmaceutical drugs, quantities of assorted soft and hard beverages and electronic gadgets were seized from them.

Superintendent of Police Fredrick Lumor, in charge of the Aflao District Police Command, who led the operation, told the GNA that in 2015, Gbede, who was involved in a robbery at Adzablikope, near Aflao, escaped.

He said one of three accomplices in the robbery case, was arrested and jailed 28 years.

Supt Lumor said Gbede, who was also put before court, jumped bail, and was suspected to have engaged in robberies alongside Edzordzi George Dabla, an ex-convict, now on the run.

He said on Monday, August 27, this year, some passers-by spotted Gbede and others in an isolated house at Agblazuime, and laid ambush to monitor their movement.

Supt  Lumor said the passers-by spotted Edzordzi Dabla arriving there on a motorcycle to ‘drop’ his pillion rider and then left.

He said the group hinted the police, who arrested the suspects, and   a when a search was carried out in their rooms, weapons, assorted pharmaceuticals, beverages, a flat screen TV set, TV decoder and a Wi-Fi converter were found.

Supt  Lumor said Gbede admitted that he and Kunya and one Akakpo Torvor, now on the run,  were involved in robberies in the area.

Supt Lumor said the suspects attacked mobile money agent and took away GHȻ 6,000.

He said Gbede also admitted that he and Edzordzi Dabla, now on the run, attacked and robbed a trader, taking away unspecified amount of money and other valuables.

Supt Lumor indicated that they also attacked a shop at Makavo Junction and took GHȻ800, but left a locally made pistol with one AA live cartridge,

broke into a pharmaceutical shop and an agro-chemical shop at Dzodze.

Supt Lumor said Gbede also took part in a robbery at a house at Denu, taking GHȻ20,000.

He appealed to the public to provide information on criminals and suspicious persons to help put the police ahead of the criminals.


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