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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 28 January 2019


Robbers in police, military uniforms in broad day operation in Koforidua

Two of the armed robbers were wearing police and military uniforms Two of the armed robbers were wearing police and military uniforms

The Eastern Regional Police Command is on a manhunt for four suspected armed robbers for robbing a carpenter in a rambo style in Koforidua Anlo Town in broad daylight.

The armed robbers, two of whom were wearing police and military uniforms, managed to abscond with a total of Ghc9,800 and two mobile phones worth GHc410 belonging to the victim, Monya Frank.

Information gathered by Starr News indicates that the victim, at about 3pm last Friday went to withdraw Ghc8,500 from the Upper Manya Krobo Rural Bank-Koforidua branch, on her return home, boarded a tricycle popularly known as “Pragea” where two female passengers joined him.

However, upon reaching new Gabson Pharmacy Branch at Anlo Town heading towards Zongo, a Hyundai Sonata Private Car carrying the four suspects crossed the Tricycle, pulled him out and handcuffed him under the guise that he was a robbery suspect and was wanted by the Police.

According to the victim, he was whisked into their Car, robbed off the Ghc8,500 he had withdrawn from the bank plus extra cash of Ghc1,300 which was in his pocket and the two mobile phones after he was assaulted and stripped naked.

He said he was later abandoned on the Koforidua-Bunso road but was assisted by a Taxi driver who transported him to lodge official complaint at the Bunso Police station where medical forms and extract were issued to him to report the matter at Koforidua Police station under whose jurisdiction the incident occurred.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command confirmed the incident when contacted adding that police has visited the crime scene and witnesses have confirmed seeing “uniformed security officers” struggling with the victim on the said day.

He said efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspects but appealed to the public to volunteer information to police to facilitate their arrest.