Nine (9) armed robbers, including two operatives of National Security who work directly at the Presidency in the Jubilee House Operations, have been arrested by the Asankragwa Divisional Police for allegedly robbing a mining site near Atalla in the Western Region of Ghana.
According to the police, the nine men were arrested onboard an unregistered black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado on the Asankragwa- Wasa Dunkwa road while the police were on snap check duties.
Detective Inspector Amponsah Pewode when reached by MyNewsGh.com, confirmed the arrest of the suspects but disclosed that they were in their custody awaiting further investigation and appearance before court.
The National Security operatives at the Jubilee House who were allegedly involved in the robbery have since been identified as Anas Adams, 35 years and George Osei, also 35 years. The rest of the suspected armed robbers include:
George Ohene Adjei 56 years, driver and owner of the vehicle; Jonathan Aryer 28 years, Unemployed; Agyeman Jackson, 29 years, Unemployed; Isaac Okuampah 29 years painter; Patrick Fordjour, 29 years, taxi Driver, Kumasi; and Samuel Obeng 35, who was allegedly dismissed as soldier from the Ghana Army and Kofi Asante, the alleged leader of the gang who managed to escape.
Items retrieved from them include a vehicle number plate with registration number AS 6646-20, gold concentrate in five gallons, 15 mobile phones, various foreign currencies, and four bags in which there were two military uniforms.
The robbers subjected the workers to severe beatings, handcuffed and tied them with ropes and abandoned them to their fate and rob them of their gold concentrate.
“The supposed soldiers after the robbery, folded the military uniforms into their respective bags and fled in their vehicle. The workers managed to free themselves and ran away. The Police visited the scene and managed to retrieve the damaged handcuffs and the workers informed police that the suspects came there to rob them of their gold concentrate. The suspects are in custody whilst the vehicle and all other items retained,” a police report about the incident read in part.
Meanwhile, the authorities at the National Security, Jubilee House have been notified about the arrest and detention of suspects, Anas Adams and George Osei, who both work with them at National Security, Jubilee House Operations.
“The complainants have been asked to report to the Police to assist investigation,” the police report on the case concluded.
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