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7 arrested for scrambling of Tema daylight robbery booty

7 arrested for scrambling of Tema daylight robbery booty
7 arrested for scrambling of Tema daylight robbery booty

The Tema Regional CID has arrested seven (7) persons for taking part in the scrambling of various amounts of money summing up to GHC120,845.00 when an amount of GHC123,345.00 belonging to a robbery victim was thrown away by one of the robbers who was being pursued by Police.

All 7 according to a release issued and signed by Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, Acting Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer have been charged with stealing.

Three of the suspects, Richard Attoh alias Amartey aged 30, Qaadir Bancey aged 31 and Awudu Mohammed alias Vuga aged 36 have admitted having taken part in the scrambling and pocketing a total of GHC2, 500.00 from the crime scene.

The remaining suspects are Sulemana Bancey aged 62, Kwesi Hanson Smith aged 66, Kabul Akuaku aged 53 and David Nartey Daniels aged 30.

It would be recalled that on 23rd April 2020, Police responded to a robbery incident at the TDC traffic light where two robbers on a motorbike immobilised the vehicle of their victim by firing at the tyres and took from them an amount of GHC 123,345.00 in two polythene bags, which had been withdrawn from the bank a few minutes before the incident.

One of the robbers was immediately shot by Police in an exchange of gunfire, while the other took to his heels, throwing the bags of money in the street, as he was being pursued by the Police, in the heat of the exchange of gunfire. Onlookers scrambled for the money and failed to return same, leaving the victim with an amount of GHC 2,500 which was salvaged. Intelligence gathering led to the arrest of the 7.

Source: MyNewsGh.com