-Police in Aflao have arrested some 5 men suspected to have engaged in armed robbery
-The five were arrested for robbing a mobile money operator of his cash
-Among the robbers is an 18-year old disc jockey
Some five young men have found themselves in the grips of police for shooting and robbing a mobile money vendor at First Lowcost located in Aflao.
The perpetrators of the robbery were picked up by the police after the law enforcement agency received a tip-off that the armed bandits wanted to strike again at another mobile money joint.
The Aflao District Police Crime Officer, Mr Eric Vondee, told reporters that at about 9:15 PM last week Tuesday, it was reported that a group of armed masked men attacked the mobile money operation joint of a certain Theodore Akatsi believed to be aged 21.
He indicated that the robbers shot the businessman in the head and made away with his money, a laptop, three mobile phones and different denominations of recharge cards from different Telcos.
After the attack, it was reported that eyewitnesses took the injured mobile money operator to the nearby Ketu South Municipal Hospital where he was treated of his gunshot wound and discharged.
The suspects led by ex-convict John Geri, 25, Gabriel Adehoka, 22, a farmer, Prosper Treve, 21, Paul Kuma, 21 and Abraham Kelvin Nukpofe, 18, a disc jockey where apprehended and rounded up by the police when they made plans to ‘hit’ another mobile money vendor.
Speaking on how the suspects were arrested, Mr Eric Vondee recounted that two days after the robbery incident, John Geri was arrested after someone tipped the police off. He was caught with a locally-manufactured pistol with an empty cartridge.
John Geri's accomplices were arrested later with the other merchandise they stole from the mobile money vendor found in their possession.
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