Ghana Police
Ghana Police

The Ashanti Regional Police Command in the early hours of last Thursday, arrested six alleged highway robbers who went on a robbery spree at Bomfa, near Mamponteng in the Kwabre ?East District.

Ghana Police
Ghana Police

The suspected gang, made up of one Ghanaian, five Fulanis and a 15 year boy, have, therefore, appeared before the Juaben Circuit Court, which ordered their remand.
Their pleas have not been taken, but they would reappear on May 28.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Osei Ampofo Duku, the Second-in-Charge of the Regional Police Command, at a media briefing, on Monday, gave their names as Issah Sulley,15, Bela Morro, 23, Abukakar Adams, 41, Dauda Abdulai, 25, Morro Mohammed, 38, and Abdul Rashid, 35.
He said on May 14, at about 0200hours, the armed group, began the robbery attack by seizing an Isuzu Pick-Up, with the registration number GE 459-09, which was manned by a driver and a passenger.
After robbing the occupants of their cellular phones, GH?90.00 and other valuables, they then locked the victims in the car and used the pick-up to block the Fawoade, Adwumakasekese and Bomfa stretch of road.
For more than an hour, they held occupants of on-coming vehicles hostage, and in a row robbed them of cash and other valuables, he said.
Some of the victims were traders, aboard an Urvan (TD) bus, whose cash and mobile phones were taken away.
ACP Ampofo Doku said a taxi driver with one passenger, saw the danger ahead and attempted to make a detour, but the suspects shot into his taxi cab and then stole their cash and other valuables.
The gang, he said, however, ran out of luck when one of the victims, escaped unnoticed and walked through the bush to the nearest town, Bomfa, where with the help of a town folk, a report was made to the Mamponteng Police.
A police deployment was immediately dispatched to the crime scene, but they arrived too late to arrest the miscreants.

However, he said, eight of the suspects were arrested the next day, with six being identified by the victims.

GNA

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