Soldier, one other grabbed for robbery

•     The suspects (from right), Lance Corporal Michael Quaicoe and Baffoe Archer.         Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

• The suspects (from right), Lance Corporal Michael Quaicoe and Baffoe Archer. Photo: Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

A soldier and another person have been nabbed by the police for allegedly snatching a taxi cab at Osu, in Accra.

Lance Corporal Michael Quaicoe of the Southern Command, Teshie in Accra, and Baffoe Archer, a heavy load equipment operator, both 24, allegedly pointed a pistol at the driver of the taxi cab and tied him in a washroom at the Independence Square.

The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Timothy Yoosa Bonga, told journalists at a press briefing in Accra yesterday that at about 11 p.m. on December 29, Lance Corporal Quaicoe, dressed in military uniform and his accomplice hired a taxi cab with registration number GG717-15 from Tudu to Osu Castle.

He said on reaching the CEPS traffic light, the soldier requested to use the washroom and directed the driver to drive to the Independence Square.

ACP Bonga said on arrival at the Independence Square, Quaicoe visited the washroom leaving Baffoe in the taxi cab together with the driver.

ACP Bonga said the soldier returned with a pistol, pointed it at the driver and ordered him out of the car.

“The two matched him to the washroom at the square and tied him, they searched him and collected GH¢20 and a mobile phone nd abandoned him to his fate.”

He said the two later took the taxi cab and other items from the scene.

ACP Bonga said the next day, the two offered the vehicle for sale at Adabraka and they were arrested by the police.

He said the suspects were currently in the custody of the police and would be put before court soon.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi  

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