- A police officer, Lance Corporal Bright Akosa,has been arrested for involvement in an armed robbery
- The police officer allegedly used his official service weapon to kill 46-year-old Samuel Tawiah, a taxi driver
- The Director-General of the CID, COP Ken Yeboah said L/cpl Akosa hired a taxi from Pokuase to Adjei Kotoku “under the guise of going to visit his building site.
- The taxi driver was however asked to stop the vehicle when they got to a nearby bush where he shot him twice by the police officer
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The Accra Regional Criminal Investigations Department, has arrested Lance Corporal Bright Akosa, together with two others for an involvement in a robbery case.
The arrest was affected by the Anti Robbery Unit of the Ghana Police Service in connection with a robbery and murder.
In a report filed by CitiNewsroom, the Director-General of the CID, COP Ken Yeboah, revealed that the police officer allegedly used his official service weapon to kill 46-year-old Samuel Tawiah, a taxi driver during a robbery operation.
They were arrested on September 14, and have been prosecuted, charged and remanded into police custody.
“The policeman and his accomplice were offering a Nissan Versa taxi for sale in Cape Coast when they were arrested,” COP Ken Yeboah said.
COP Yeboah said the police officer went to Pokuase to hire the taxi to Adjei Kotoku “under the guise of going to visit his building site. Unknown to the taxi driver, one of the suspects, Ebenezer Tetteh, was hiding in a nearby bush.
He added that when the police officer got to the spot, he directed the taxi driver to stop the vehicle, and then he shot him twice.
“Ebenezer then emerged from his hideout, pulled the deceased taxi driver and the policeman shot him again to ensure he had died. They left him in the bush,” the CID boss continued.
The suspects then moved to the Central Region to sell the taxi for GHS8,000 to the third suspect.
In other news, James Womba, the main suspect in the murder of University of Ghana's Law lecturer, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has spoken to the police in a new confession.
According to him, he went into the late professor's home with the intention to rob him and not to cause any harm to him.
The Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, while speaking in a media briefing, indicated that Womba and his accomplice knocked out Professor Benneh, killing him in the process.
COP Isaac Ken Yeboah said Womba was compelled to hit Professor Benneh because he was not forthcoming with what they were demanding from him and he also wanted to blow an alarm over the attack.
Womba is reported to have given a new name to the police as the one he committed the dastardly act with after he gave a different name in his first interrogation.
Interrogators say Womba confessed to hitting Professor Benneh with an iron rod and gagged him.
After incessant requests, Womba and his accomplice took two phones and an amount of GH¢450 cedis from the professor's wallet.
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