3 Robbers Grabbed For Stealing 1bn

The suspects from left to right, Eric Addae, Nana Yaw Kyeremeh and Mohammed Iddrisu

Three notorious armed robbers have been arrested by the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command for allegedly robbing a Sunyani-based shop of GH¢100,000.

The trio—Mohammed Iddrisu, 39, a car dealer, Nana Yaw Kyeremeh, 30, a galamsey operator and Eric Addae, alias Dada, 38, a driver—on the night of October 29, 2014 broke into the Chambees Company Limited, dealers in assorted goods, and made away with the huge amount which was kept in a safe.

Superintendent Alhaji Maama Arhin, Brong-Ahafo Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, told the media that the suspects were grabbed on Thursday from their hideouts in Sunyani and Kumasi after extensive investigations.

They will be arraigned before court today on charges of unlawful entry, robbery and attempted murder.

The Crime Officer explained to the press that Nana Yaw Kyeremeh, who is based in Sunyani, invited his two accomplices from Kumasi with the claim that he had gotten a job for them and that they should come to Sunyani for the operation.

He said the suspects went to the shop on the fateful day and packed their posh 4×4 Ford Escape vehicle, with fake registration number AS 5165-14, in front of the shop claiming that their car had developed a fault. They allegedly opened the bonnet and started conversing with the two private security men manning the shop.

The two security men—Osei Bonsu, 62, and Kwadwo Amankwaah, 38, sympathised with the suspects and went closer to their car.

According to the police, after some time the three suspects started taking tea and gave the two security men some of the beverage to drink.

Shortly after taking the beverage, which the suspects had deliberately drugged, the security men dosed off and slept throughout the night.

The suspects then broke into the shop and made away with the safe containing the huge amount.

Supt Arhin stated that after their arrest the trio admitted committing the offence and claimed that they kept the safe in the bush and broke into it and shared the booty.

Eric Addae told the police that he still had an amount of GH¢20,000 in his account, but the rest claimed they had spent theirs.

The police have impounded the vehicle used for the operation, which belongs to Mohammed Iddrisu, and another vehicle, a Toyota Matrix with DV number 3860 B, which also belongs to Nana Yaw Kyeremeh. They have also retrieved the safe that contained the money.

Meanwhile, the Director of Chambees Company Ltd, Frank Kusi, has denied the claims by Nana Yaw Kyeremeh that he once worked with the company. Mr Kusi told  DAILY GUIDE  that Nana Yaw, a notorious shop breaker in Sunyani, has never worked in his shop.

FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani
Email:  [email protected]

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