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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 2 March 2017


23 robbers nabbed in Koforidua

The Effiduase District police in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, has arrested 23 suspects, including a female, believed to be linked to various crimes in the New Juaben municipality.

The Commander, DSP Daniel Yaro, briefing DAILY GUIDE, said the suspects were arrested during a swoop at Oyoko, Effiduase and Zongo areas at dawn on Tuesday. Items retrieved from the suspects were substances suspected to be narcotic drugs, according to the police officer.

The police chief said the exercise formed part of measures rolled out to clamp down on criminals and miscreants who allegedly engage in all forms of criminal activities.

DSP Yaro indicated further that on February 2, 2017, his outfit managed to arrest four suspects in the persons of Devine Modzaka, 27, a phone repairer; Edward Nketia, 20, driver; Isaac Gariba and Daniel Bekoe in connection with a robbery attack in a house located at Asokorekuma.

He hinted that during the attack, the suspects managed to abscond with 4 HP laptops, a Motorola mobile phone, one CCIT mobile phone, a Motorola S mobile phone, a Sumsung phone, a Multi-TV decoder, LG Plasma television, laptops worth GH¢6,800 and an amount of GH¢500, but most of the stolen items had been retrieved by the police.

The suspects are currently being tried for conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and dishonestly receiving, at the Koforidua circuit court. Sitting has been adjourned until March 8, 2017.