3 arrested in connection with mobile money robbery at Kasoa

The police have arrested three suspects for their alleged involvement in a mobile money robbery at Kasoa, in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region.

However, one of the sus­pects, Godfred Okine, after his arrest, later complained of ill health and was rushed to the hospital, but died while receiv­ing medical attention, according to a statement by the police.

The body of Okine has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

The police statement said that the suspects, Michael Otu, alias “Rider”, Godfred Okine and Asaa Faisal alias “Commander”, armed with a pump-action gun concealed in a baby diaper sack, allegedly attacked and shot a mobile money merchant, at his business centre.

The injured victim is in a sta­ble condition receiving medical treatment.

The statement said efforts were underway to arrest one other suspect who was on the run.

Michael Otu and Asaa Faisal were put before the Ofaakor District Court on Thursday, December 29, last year, and they were remanded in police custody to reappear in court on January 12, 2023. -GNA

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