Cop, Soldier Busted For Robbery

From right: Corporal Yeboah Martin, Joe Somi, Constable Asamoah Samuel and Richard Nutornutsi

From right: Corporal Yeboah Martin, Joe Somi, Constable Asamoah Samuel and Richard Nutornutsi



Constable Asamoah Samuel, a 32-year-old police officer stationed at Kasoa in the Central Region, has been apprehended together with a soldier identified as Corporal Martin Yeboah of Based Workshop,   for robbery.

The two security personnel, who were in uniform, together with two other accomplices, allegedly trailed the victim  from the Kotoka International Airport where he had gone to withdraw some money and heading for his house at Madina.

The four allegedly robbed the victim an amount of GH¢1,860.00 and an iPhone 5 mobile device.

The other accomplices include Richard Nutornutsi, a 30-year-old driver and Jerry Somi, a 26-year-old musician.

All four suspects are currently in the custody of the Accra Regional police assisting in investigations.

Briefing the media, ACP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, Deputy Accra Regional Police Commander, said Constable Asamoah Samuel was on interdiction in a similar case while Corporal Yeboah Martin is also a military officer from the Based Workshop of the Ghana Armed Forces.

The suspects, ACP Bonga asserted, attacked the victim on December 12, 2015 around 12pm at Madina.

According to ACP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, on reaching the entrance of the victim’s gate, Samuel Asamoah and Yeboah Martin alighted from a taxi and approached him (victim).

They then introduced themselves and told the victim that he was being wanted at Burma Camp for having defrauded someone.

With the help of Jerry Somi, the three suspects forcibly pushed the victim into a waiting Opel Corsa taxi with registration number GW 6449-15 which was being driven by Richard Nutornutsi and sped off.

ACP Yoosa Bonga said a report was later lodged at the Airport police station to assist in their investigations.

Suspects were then apprehended and later identified by the victim as his attackers.

Upon interrogation, they admitted to the crime and pleaded for mercy.

The four have been charged for robbery and would be processed for court soon.

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey


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