General News of Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Source: myjoyonline

Kan Dapaah’s attackers arrested

The police have arrested two persons suspected of perpetrating an attack on the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah at his residence on September 25, 2012.

Aaron Apau, 27, and Gator Dzosu, 28 were arrested after thorough police investigations.

Two other accomplices, Atukwei Clottey and Emmanuel Tetteh are still at large.

This was confirmed by the police at a press briefing addressed by the Accra Regional Police Commander, COP Patrick Eden Timbilla in Accra, Tuesday.

Explaining the circumstances under which the suspects were arrested, COP Timbilla said the police through their intelligence arrested Gabriel Donkor, the financier and supplier of weapons to armed robbers, including the attackers of Kan Dapaah.

“The arrest of suspect Gabriel Donkor, aged 23, led to the arrest of 27-year-old Aaron Apau… and Gator Dzosu, 28,” COP Timbilla stated.

The two suspects who admitted attacking the former Defence Minister also mentioned their accomplices as Atukwei Clottey and Emmanuel Tetteh.

The four attacked Kan Dapaah at 11.41pm at his residence in Sahara, near Dansoman.

The suspects at gun point entered the residence, took away $1,000.00, ¢500.00, a mini laptop computer, a Samsung galaxy mobile phone, a pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition and some jewellery.

They also shot the back left tyre of his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado before fleeing the scene.

COP Timbilla said the suspects have been held for robbery and will soon be put before court.

He disclosed that the suspects were beneficiaries of the Justice for all Programme which granted amnesty to well behaved prisoners.

The two other accomplices are still on the run and have been put on the police wanted list.