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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 30 May 2020

Source: My News GH

Police Inspector arrested for leading a gold robbery gang in Obuasi


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A Police Inspector identified as Godwin Mensah stationed at Agona Swedru in the Central Region but currently with Operation Vanguard team at Obuasi has been arrested for leading his colleagues to rob a gold dealer.

The Police Inspector was reported to have embarked on the operation alongside one unidentified Lance Corporal and a taxi driver who are both at large.

According to the Obuasi police, who confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com, the two police officers all dressed in police uniforms and armed with AK 47 assault rifles each went to the victim at Memerewa Number 1 near Obuasi.

The suspects arrested the victim and accused him of trading in gold without license and subjected him to beatings while in handcuffs.

The two policemen searched the victim’s living room and forcibly took his cash, the sum of GH¢10,000, which was concealed in different amounts in a brown envelope, and a black polythene bag respectively in his travelling bag.

It is gathered that the suspects took hostage of the victim and escorted him into a waiting Daewoo Matiz taxi cab with registration number AC 9310- 18, yellow and white in colour and sped off towards Obuasi.

The Obuasi Mile 9 police patrol team upon a distress call received from the victim’s wife moved swiftly and intercepted the said taxi.

The driver in charge of the cab and the said lance corporal managed to escape but luck eluded the said police inspector as he was busted with service rifle number KP-2389922.

Twenty-Eight rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the arrested suspect together with cash the sum of GH¢5,800, being part of the victim’s money.

Meanwhile, police disclosed that efforts were underway to apprehend the suspects at large for investigation.

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