Man arrested for attempting to rob okada rider of motorcycle

The Akatsi Police in the Volta Region has arrested a 20-year-old pillion rider, Eyram Botwe, 20, for allegedly attempting to rob an ‘Okada rider’ of his motorcycle at Agorve after “peppering” the rider’s eye and blinding him.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mrs Effia Tenge, Volta Regional Public Affairs Officer of Police, said the suspect was arrested by members of the Agorve Community.

She said the suspect after attacking the victim, abandoned him and attempted to escape with the motorcycle.

DSP Tenge said the suspect had engaged the services of the okada rider to convey him from Akatsi to Agorve, but on reaching a section of the road, near Agorve, he attempted to rob the victim.

DSP Tenge said the okada rider shouted for help and people and rescued him and assisted Botwe.

Suspect is currently in police custody assisting in investigation and will be put before court. -GNA

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