One Nigerian And Two Ghanaians Arrested In Highway Robbery

One Nigerian And Two Ghanaians Arrested In Highway Robbery

Three suspected armed robbers out of eight have been arrested after an attack on a VIP bus on the Accra Kumasi road.

The incident occurred Sunday afternoon when the highway robbers in broad day light, attacked passengers in the bus between Akyem Jejeti and Sekyere new toll booth in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region.

The suspects Abdul Razak, 28, Nigerian; Frederick Amponsah, 32, from New Tafo, a driver and Kwadwo Gyawu have all been arrested by the Akyem Anyinam police. Razak  and Frederick are currently in custody whilst Gyawu after sustaining gunshot wounds on his left thigh is receiving treatment at the Enyiresi Government hospital under security guidance.

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The Anyinam Police Commander, Supt. Jeffrey Darko, who briefed the DAILY GUIDE, said the suspects who stormed the area which was closer to the toll booth to stop vehicles plying the highway immediately took to their heels when armed police men were dispatched to the scene.

The robbers who kept vigilance on the security men came back and started attacking people just as the police left back to their posts.

According to the police, the robbers stopped one VIP bus heading towards Kumasi and robbed the passengers on board. A Tundra driver who is a security expert and happened to be following the bus, however pulled out his pistol when he saw the action of the suspected robbers and shot Kwadwo Gyawu, before the police got to the scene to arrest the other two.

Supt. Jeffrey Darko said the five other suspects managed to abscond in a waiting vehicle after they got hint of the police advance.

The police seized one locally manufactured single barrel gun, three mobile phones and one live cartridge from the robbers.

He hinted that they had increased surveillance to track the others whilst waiting to send the others to court to be prosecuted.

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