The Mile 7 District police in Accra have arrested a female prostitute who is alleged to be part of a gang that had robbed pedestrians at the Dome market area.
The suspect, identified as Ruth Oppong, 20 years old, was arrested after she and her alleged accomplice had succeeded in robbing a businessman of his valuables and attempted to escape with the booty, according to a report by the Daily Guide.
Her alleged accomplice, Victor Kwabla Togbe, a 24-year-old student of Ideal College, was also apprehended. However, the third accomplice is said to have managed to escape arrest.
An Apple MacBook pro laptop, which was said to have been part of the items taken from the victim, was reportedly recovered by the police from the suspects upon their arrest.
DSP Edward Tetteh, commanding officer of the Mile 7 District Command, told the newspaper that the incident occurred on Friday, when the businessman who was returning from a visit to the area.
Apart from the Apple MacBook pro laptop valued at about ₵6,000, the police officer said a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at ₵250 and an amount of ₵60 were also stolen from the victim.
After collecting the items, the suspects bolted, but the victim managed to inform a police patrol team in the area about his ordeal, the report said.
The team is said to have combed the area and spotted Ruth Oppong holding the bag containing the laptop.
Ruth Oppong is said to have told the police during interrogation that as a prostitute soliciting for customers, the escaped suspect approached her for the night and handed her the bag to keep for him while he passed urine at the back of a nearby store.
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She reportedly told the police that she did not know the suspect anywhere but was just handed the bag for safekeeping.