Personnel of the Ashanti Regional Police Command have arrested four suspected armed robbers for their involvement in various cases of armed robbery in the region.
The suspects Mustapha Adams, 37; Ibrahim Adamu, 39; Seidu Adamu aka Lion, 33, and Mohammed Abubakar, 33 were also engaged in car snatching robbery.
The suspects are currently in police custody assisting with investigations.
Addressing the media today in Kumasi, Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Godwin Ahianyo, said their arrest were in connection with series of robbery incidents in the region of which these suspects were involved.
“It would be recalled that on Thursday 25th March 2021 one Emmanuel Owusu Antwi, 40-years now deceased who was an Engineer with Joshop Constructions, was robbed of his Toyota Prado vehicle with the registration number GN 4131-20 and was shot in the process by three(3) armed men. The victim sustained gunshots wounds and was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for treatment but later died while on admission”, Mr. Ahianyo disclosed, saying that investigations later found these suspects in police custody robbers were somehow linked to the said robbery.
He said further investigations also revealed that the said suspects were involved in many other robbery cases reported in the region such as the one that took place on 4th April, 2021 where the victim was robbed of Toyota Rav 4 at gun point at Kenyasi Bampenase, a suburb of Kumasi.
He further said another investigation revealed that the said suspects attacked and robbed the Asokore Mampong Municipal Chief Executive Alidu Seidu of his Toyota Hilux on February 12, 2021.
More so, he said the suspects again attacked and robbed another victim on 15th April, 2021 of his unregistered Range Rover at Buokrom F- line.
ASP Ahianyo said on 28th of April, 2021 Mustapha Adams and Mohammed Abubakar attempted to rob a Toyota 4 Runner with DV plate at gun point at Kenyasi Abirem but luck eluded them and they were arrested by the police, adding the arrested culprits later helped the police to arrest the other two suspects who were arraigned before court and were remanded into police custody while assisting police in investigation.
By Gideon Kwasi Peprah