- A gang of robbers have been arrested for stealing assorted items
- Among the robbers was a 7-month-old pregnant woman
- Some of the items that were retrieved after a search was conducted included some kitchen appliances and bags of rice
Police in Somanya in the Eastern Region has arrested seven suspected armed robbers including a seven-month-old pregnant woman and two other accomplices assisting in investigations after robbing their victims; mostly residents at nights.
In a reported sighted by YEN.com.gh on Mynewsgh.com, the Somanya District Police Commander, ASP Isaac Austin who confirmed the arrest on a local radio station, explained that the suspects and their accomplices are currently in police custody awaiting screening and subsequent prosecution
The suspects; Michael Matanawi, Saddick Iddrisu, 20, Kwadwo Oteng, 26, Atta Yaw, 35, Patient Adwoa Idan, 24, Nartey Sandra, 20, and Florence Agyeman, 22, and their accomplices; Hajia Asana Fuseini, 55 and her granddaughter, Mariam Saida Mohammed, 27, a seven months pregnant woman.
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The suspects were arrested in a swoop by a joint operation team of the Somanya and Odumase Krobo District Police Command.
“Michael Matanawi, who is on remand led the joint ten men police officers drawn from Somanya, Odumase Krobo and Nuaso Command to a ghetto in Tema Community One (Kwessia Dwaso) to arrest the other suspects”, the Commander revealed.
The robbers, as gathered from reports, often pretended to be good citizens engaging in communal labour.
The normally scouted areas by sweeping gutters and streets just to gather information, organize their colleagues and break into stores at night to steal their wares.
After a search was conducted in Hajia Asana Fuseini’s room in the presence of her younger sister, Salamatu Fuseini, the police retrieved 25 half pieces of different clothes, a quantity of rice, 187 pieces of assorted soaps, two bottles of liquid soap, GFJ washing powder, three tins of Milo, a tin of Cowbell, three boxes of yellow label Lipton, a tin of sugar, a tin of brown rice, a cup of beans and two bags of rice all suspected to be stolen items,” he stated.
He added that “Others items found included one blender, one hand dryer, one deep freezer, three serving trays, four rubber bowls, one box of saucepans, two pieces of cloth, one food flask and two blenders were retrieved from Mariam Saida Mohammed all suspected to be stolen items’’.
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