Seidu Sani, the alleged car snatcherThe Ashanti regional Police command is suspecting an ulterior motive in the recent robbery which led to the death of a 35-year-old man at Nnerebehin in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the region.

Isaac Antwi was reportedly lying in bed with his wife when they were attacked around 1A.M., by three armed men who mentioned his name and asked ?where is the money,? before shooting him in his left eye, killing him instantly.

His wife, Madam Grace Antwi, narrated to the police that her husband only enquired what money the robbers were referring to before they shot him.

She continued that the robbers then turned to her and asked same question to which she gave them GH?200.

After collecting the money from the traumatised woman, the squad also took two pieces of cloth and a mobile phone after which they fled the scene.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Augustine Gyening, who was briefing journalists in Kumasi, said his outfit ?does not believe that the assailants who shot and killed the 35-year-old Isaac Antwi were armed robbers.?

He said though investigations were on-going, his unit felt the need to let journalists in the region in on the matter so as to avoid any other information or exaggeration concerning the death of Mr. Antwi.

Meanwhile the Command also has in its custody a 20-year-old man who is specialised in car snatching in some suburbs of Kumasi.

Seidu Sani, who hails from Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana, was arrested when his attempt to deceive a taxi driver and bolt with his car was foiled with commuters helping the driver to arrest him in the very act.

DCOP Augustine Gyening said Sani is believed to have been in the act for some time now, robbing several unsuspecting drivers.

The Police Commander said on the 24th of September, 2012 the suspect hired a taxi driver with car number AR 6187 R to convey him to Akati farms but subsequently brought out a weapon, ordering the driver out of the car mid-way through their journey.

He noted that out of fear, the driver quickly got out of the car and ran for his life.

DCOP Gyening continued that the driver alerted his colleagues of the physical features of his assailant cautioning them to be on the lookout for him.

Luck however eluded Seidu Sani when he attempted perpetuating the same act three days later; the driver of his targeted vehicle made him out and immediately raised an alarm for Seidu to be arrested whiles attempting to bolt.

DCOP Gyening said the other driver identified Seidu as the same person who snatched his car few days back.

Seidu Sani, he noted, was in police custody waiting to be tried in a court of law.


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