The police has arrested five more persons, bringing to 10, the number of suspects so far being held in connection with the robbery at Anlo-Affiadenyigba, in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region.
A press statement signed by Superintendent of Police Alexander Kwaku Obeng, Director of Police Public Affairs said: “Police in the Volta Region has arrested 10 armed robbers, who robbed a company and occupants of a vehicle, at Anlo-Afiadenyigba.”
It said on October 1, 2021, the police in collaboration with the community arrested five persons, Haruna Toboloka, 36, Akwasi Owusu , 18, Famous Normesi, 29, Lumor Eric, 32, and Korku Ahadzi, 39.
The statement indicated that police later arrested Ahadzi Anane, 26, and Ahadzi Kwame, 33, linked to the robbery, who were attempting to escape to Togo.
It said “further intensive police investigations and operations resulted in the arrest of three other suspects, two of whom are staff of the company that was robbed.”
However, the names of the three suspects are being withheld because of the nature of the ongoing investigations, the statement noted.
It said “the police would like to state that we have been recording a trend of some staff conspiring with criminals to rob their companies. We, therefore, urge business owners to thoroughly screen and monitor any potential staff before and after employment. The police are ready to assist if required.”
The statement assured the public that the police would continue to fight crime “ and its attendant criminals, to ensure a conducive atmosphere for citizens to go about their duties peacefully.”
It commended the Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Edward Oduro Kwarteng and his team for their enduring spirit of patriotic service.
It is recalled that the police arrested six people in connection with armed robbery attack at Sadoko Brother’s Business Ventures, at Anlo-Afiadenyigba, last Friday.
Kwasi Owusu was arrested by the body guard of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta, Mr Kwasi Gakpo.
After his arrest, Owusu mentioned an accomplice, Haruna, who was later grabbed by the police.
Local townsmen assisted the police to arrest another suspect, Famous Norgbe, and all five suspects were in police custody in connection with the attack at the company’s premises.
Mr Sadako of Sadoko Brother’s Business Ventures said that when he received a phone call from the wife of his younger brother that armed men had raided his company, he alerted the police and his cousin, Mr Gakpo.
Mr Sadako said Mr Gakpo assisted the police to arrest Owusu, who pointed at Haruna, who was also grabbed.
He said the MP’s bodyguard identified Norgbe as the gunman, who exchanged fired with him, but had changed his clothes at the time of his arrest. – GNA