Leader of a robbery gang in Kumasi, Richard Owusu aka Kofi Thousand, has been arrested by the Manhyia Divisional Police Command for allegedly inflicting multiple cutlass wounds on victims during a robbery operation.

The 22-year-old suspected armed robber from Ntonso-Aboaso in the Kwabre East District heads a five-member gang, which includes Escorba, Kuman Kuma, Ngozi, and Sisquo, who are all currently at large.

Owusu, who was recently granted bail for similar offences by a court and the other suspects, were involved in several robberies last Sunday at Ashanti New Town (Ashtown), a suburb of Kumasi.

He has since been remanded into custody pending further investigations, Rev Supt Nyamekye Andane-Ameyaw, Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, told DAILY GUIDE during an interview.

He said the leader of the gang who terrorised residents and commuters at Ashtown and its environs was arrested on Monday morning.

The police chief noted that the gang of five on Sunday embarked on robbery expedition at Ashtown and robbed four people of their monies and mobile phones.

According to Supt Andane-Ameyaw, the suspects first attacked and robbed one Prosper Zabre of his GH?170 and mobile phone at about 8 am and proceeded to attack one Patrick Kyere at the Ashtown SDA Church.

The police commander said the gangsters robbed Mr. Kyere of his $20 and mobile phone and attacked and robbed another person by name Tweneboah Koduah with machetes around 3pm on the same day.

He disclosed that the suspects inflicted cutlass wounds on Tweneboah Kodua after the victim failed to hand over his phones and money to them.

The leader of the gang was later arrested upon a tipoff.

Meanwhile, police officers of the Ashtown Patrol Team have arrested one Mohammed Aminu for attacking and robbing Shakur Salifu at Asawasi at gunpoint after raiding two game centres in the vicinity.

Aminu robbed the victim of two play stations and necklace.

The suspect would soon be arraigned before court on charges of robbery, DAILY GUIDE gathered.

 From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi/dailyguideafrica.com

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