Six suspected armed robbers arrested in Koforidua


The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested six persons suspected to be armed robbers in Koforidua.

They are believed to be  among a gang of armed men who have been terrorising residents of New Juaben municipality and have been on the wanted list of the police for some time now.

The suspects are Samuel Kwame Akwetey, alias Kwame Agbeko,35, Godwin Ametornyo, Isaac Agbomor, Charles Awuku,47, Mohammed Zembo,32 and Gideon Boateng, 28.

Briefing the media at the regional police headquarters in Koforidua, Eastern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Akuriba Yagy said one of the suspects, Samuel Kwame Akwetey was arrested in front of the Koforidua branch of Ghana Commercial Bank after he was mentioned by Nicholas Eshun, a known armed robber who was arrested on January,1, this year.

With the help of a taxi driver, according to the police commander, the suspect was sent to the regional  police headquarters and upon investigations, Akwetey mentioned the names Godwin Ametornyo , Isaac Agbomor and Harrison as his accomplices. Harrison is however at large, he added.

Mr. Akuriba Yagy explained that two other accomplices who act as “eceivers”- Charles Awuku, Mohammed Zembo- were also arrested in their hide outs at Kpong also in the eastern region.

The regional police boss further stated that Gideon Boateng ,the owner of a Toyota corolla with registration number, GE 2882-12, who also act as the “transporter” of the stolen items was also apprehended Friday in Koforidua.

DCOP Akuriba Yagy explained that upon a thorough search, the police retrieved items including two sets of plasma television and laptop computers.

They were able to recover, a pistol, machetes and other sophisticated weapons from the robbers.

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