W/R: Nine Persons Arrested For Robbery

W/R: Nine Persons Arrested For Robbery




Nine persons suspected to be involved in two robbery attacks on January 7 and 8 at the Wassa Akropong and Mpohor in the Western Region have been arrested. The suspects in police custody are; Godwin Boah, Philemon Essien, Emmanuel Yaley, Mohammed Sumaila, Evans Amarh, Patrick Aboah, Augustine Nana Abaka, Kwabena


Acquah and then Godfred Akwah. They are also said to have attacked their victims with various weapons made up of a locally manufactured pistol, cutlasses and a dagger. They bolted from the crime scenes with various items including a motorbike, mobile phones and a sum of GH¢2,700. In a social media post, the Police service



noted that they managed to apprehend the suspects with the support of members in Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem. During the arrest, Philemon Essien and then Emmanuel Yaley sustained gunshot and non-gunshot respectively. They were also sent to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital where they were also admitted for



treatment and are under Police guard. Police retrieved from the suspects a cash amount of GH¢2,200 cedis, a motorbike, and an Opel taxi with Registration no. WR 3186-14. The taxi has also been impounded for further investigation. Meanwhile, the Service says it is on a manhunt for all two suspects who managed to escape.



Members of the general public have therefore been urged to provide the Service with information about their whereabouts. Also, the Police have commended all members of the Wassa Appiahkrom and the Ayiem for supporting the Police in effecting the arrests. We also equally commend personnel of the Western Regional



Command for their patriotic services towards ensuring peace and security in the region also. Indeed, Police Community partnership is the master key to crime fighting. Let us, therefore, continue to work together for safer communities, it added.