Ashaiman Robbers Smoked Out

Patrick Teye, Richard Adjorlolo and Ebenezer Quansah

TWO SUSPECTED members of a robbery gang, who have been attacking residents of Ashaiman and its environs, have been apprehended in a swoop.

Ebenezer Quansah alias Biggy, 31, and Richard Adjorlolo, 24, a self-acclaimed clearing agent with Hamack Logistics, were the suspects who were smoked out by the Tema Regional Police Command in a ghetto at Lebanon Zone 5, a suburb of Ashaiman.

According to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, the Tema police spokeswoman, the suspects, who were arrested on Sunday, September 20, 2015 together with the owner of the ghetto they turned into a hideout for dealing in narcotic drugs, were believed to be members of a gang which has been terrorising residents of the area.

‘Investigations revealed that on the dawn of Friday, September 18, 2015, at about 1:30am, the suspects in the company of two others who are now at large, armed with weapons, raided a house at Ashaiman, Lebanon Zone 5, broke into the room and ordered the complainant, who was at the time with his wife and children, to surrender all valuables they had in their possession or risk losing their lives,’ the police officer stated.

She said the suspects robbed their victims of three mobile phones, some personal effects and a cash amount of GH₵900.

ASP Obeng said fortunately a victim of the robbery incident managed to identify the robbers, adding that ‘The victim later identified Biggy as one of the robbers who he had occasionally been seeing walking past their school towards the ghetto.’

The police, armed with such information, she pointed out, conducted a swoop led by the Deputy Regional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Boadu Preprah, and raided the ghetto on Sunday, September 20, 2015 and apprehended the suspects as well as the owner of the place.

She noted that further investigations revealed that the suspects were involved in a series of robberies which occurred during the past week in Ashaiman.

Also, a 23-year-old trader, Patrick Teye alias Cash Money, who was said to be involved in a robbery incident some time ago and was granted bail by a Human Rights Court but jumped bail, was apprehended in the swoop.

Patrick and his accomplice, Osumanu Issah, were said to have jumped bail after a few appearances in court and went into hiding.

His accomplice is still at large and is suspected to be hiding in or around Kpando in the Volta Region.

All suspects are in police custody assisting in investigations and will be arraigned before court after investigations are completed.

 From Vincent Kubi, Tema

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