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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 27 April 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Police officer, civilian arrested for allegedly robbing fuel station

One of the suspects, COP Gasty Yahaya Seidu

A police officer and a civilian are in the grips of the Akuse police for allegedly robbing a filling station at Okwenya in the Lower Manya Krobo district in the Eastern Region.

The suspects; Gasty Yahaya Seidu, a 37-year-old police sergeant with Akuse district command and Kponyo Seth Dodzi, a 35-year-old private security man who works with Star filling station at Sra-Somanya allegedly attacked a shell filling station and made away with several properties.

They allegedly inflicted machete wounds on two security officers on duty when they attacked the fuel station on March 26, 2018.

Supt. Asare Nyarko told www.ghanaweb.com in an interview that, one of the security men who was beaten mercilessly is recovering and was able to identify the suspects leading to their arrest yesterday, April 26, 2018.

The two suspects have also been fingered in other robbery incidents which are already under investigation.

Akuse Police Commander, Superintendent Asare Nyarko said a search conducted in the room of the Policeman led to the retrieval of one Bruni Pistol mod 92 together with two magazines and three 1.8mm Ammunition.

An axe, a knife, 3 pepper sprays, 10 wrist watches, a pair of handcuff and a Bayonet were also retrieved from the officer’s home.



Kponyo Seth Dodzi - Suspect

Police also saw 19 BB/AA live Cartridges in the room of Seth Kpornyo Dodzi when his home was searched at Trom, a suburb of Somanya.

The 42-year-old victim, Kudjo Akakpo, who was severely wounded during the robbery incident was also visited in his house at Somanya. The scene of crime was also revisited.

The two suspects are currently in police custody while they look into it.