General News of Saturday, 23 June 2012
Source: Daily Graphic
A Twenty-four-year old taxi driver, Fuseini Mumuni Gariba, is in the grips of the Ghana Police for allegedly being part of a group that robbed three Italian tourists, resulting in the death of one.
The suspect was arrested at Oblogo, near Weija, following the retrieval of his mobile phone from the crime scene.
Upon interrogation, Gariba confessed to the robbery and mentioned his accomplices as Baba Ayitey and two others whose names he could not recall.
According to the story, as narrated to the media by the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Timbillah, the victims, Donnini Lorenzo, aged 52, Rossono L., aged 48, and Paola Badalassi, the deceased, aged 49, are Italian tourists and business persons who are in the country looking for business partners.
He said they arrived in the country on April 16, 2012 to look for distributors for their products and were initially residing at Ashaiman until June 17, 2012 when they relocated to their present residence at Teshie-Malik.
He said on June 18, 2012, about 12 midnight, the victims and a Ghanaian female friend, Angela Addic, arrived at the entrance of their house from Osu in their VW Passat saloon car No GT 6997-10 being driven by Donnini Lorenzo.
According to DCOP Timbilla, while at the entrance, three armed men who had laid ambush suddenly attacked them and made away with their bag containing traveling documents, three mobile phones, a laptop, and cash of GH¢695.00 and 1000 euros.
The robbers also opened the boot of the vehicle and took away some groceries.
One of the robbers shot Paola Badalassi, who was seated in the front passenger’s seat, in the head, injuring her severely and she was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where she passed away on June 19 about 5:00 p.m.
The robbers, in their haste to leave, left a Nokia C2 mobile phone which was retrieved and traced to the suspect, Fuseini Gariba Mumuni.
Ghanaweb on Thursday published a story by Kojo Frimpong about the incident in relation to a robbery attack which happened on the Asankragua to Accra road. This new information however changes the location and scene of the attack as confirmed by the Ghana Police.**