Kumasi police nab two armed robbers

By Lorlornyofm April 26, 2017 15:22

Kumasi police nab two armed robbers

The Kumasi Police last Monday arrested two suspected armed robbers believed to be members of a gang terrorising small-scale miners in and around Obuasi and Manso Watreso in the Ashanti Region.

The suspects are Kwaku Asare and Daniel Kwadwo Asamoah, both 30.

A third suspect, Philip Kwadwo Danso, who tried to escape arrest, was shot by the police and died instantly. His body has been deposited at the morgue of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

They  were arrested for robbing some small-scale Chinese miners of 10 mobile phones, a Honda Accord car, cash of GH¢3,000, two laptops and a pump action gun.

The two men were picked up at a car washing bay at Krofom in Kumasi where they had changed the original car number to a DV number.

Items retrieved

Items retrieved from the suspects included two pump action guns, two locally manufactured pistols, a machete and the two number plates, with registration number AC1534-16.

Police briefing

Briefing the press in Kumasi yesterday, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Ken Yeboah, said on Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Obuasi Divisional Police Command received a complaint from some Chinese expatriates that a group of five men armed with pump action guns and dressed in military uniform had attacked them and robbed them of the said items.

He said the information was relayed to all police stations and checkpoints to be on the lookout for the said car, with registration number AC 1534-16.

Mr Yeboah said about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, the Regional Anti-Robbery Unit had intelligence that two men were in possession of a stolen ash Honda Accord saloon car at Krofrom in Kumasi.

He said a team was dispatched there and Danso and Asamoah were arrested, along with the car, which had been affixed with a DV 3536-17 number plate.

He said the two men mentioned Asare as one of their accomplices and he too was picked up at Sofoline in Kumasi.

Mr Yeboah said Danso and Asare admitted before the police that they were part of the gang that had robbed the Chinese  miners at Obuasi and mentioned their other accomplices as Acheampong, alias IK; Kwasi, alias Selasie, and Yaw.

He said the suspects later led the police to Danso’s apartment at Obuasi, where two pump action guns, two pistols and a live cartridge were retrieved from the ceiling.

“They also led the police to a bush where they had kept the original number plate of the said car,” he said.

Mr Yeboah said during police investigations, it came out that Acheampong, now at large, Asare and Danso, were on the police wanted list for a series of robberies at Chinese mining sites at Manso Watreso and its surrounding areas.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

By Lorlornyofm April 26, 2017 15:22
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