Police in the Western Region have arrested nine robbery suspects who were involved in two separate robbery attacks on January 7 and January 8, 2022, in the region, and two other suspects escaped during the arrest.
The suspects were arrested at Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem communities through the collective efforts of indigenes of the communities and the police.
According to the Police in a statement shared on their verified facebook page, all the nine suspects namely; Godwin Boah, Philemon Essien, Emmanuel Yaley, Mohammed Sumaila, Evans Amarh, Patrick Aboah, Augustine Nana Abaka, Kwabena Acquah and Godfred Akwah are currently in police custody, are in the custody of the police in the Western Region.
The police indicated also that two other suspects were able to escape during the arrest and urge the community folks to be on the lookout for them.
Below is the full statement from the Police;
The combined efforts of the police and members of Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem communities led to the arrest of mine (9) robbery suspects in two robbery attacks on 7th and 8th January, 2022 at Wassa Akropong and Mpohor in the Western Region
The suspects attacked their victims with an array of 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 cash amount of Ghc 2,700.
Suspects Godwin Boah, Philemon Essien, Emmanuel Yaley, Mohammed Sumaila, Evans Amarh, Patrick Aboah, Augustine Nana Abaka, Kwabena Acquah and Godfred Akwah are currently in police custody.
Suspect Philemon Essien who sustained gun shot wound on his hand and suspect Emmanuel Yaley who sustained non-gun-shot related injuries during the arrest were sent to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital where they were admitted for treatment, and are under Police guard.
Items retrieved from the suspects include a cash amount of Ghc 2,200.00, a motorbike, and an Opel taxi with Registration no. WR 3186-14 which have been impounded for further investigation.
The police are on the look out for two of the suspects who managed to escape.
We highly commend community members of Wassa Appiahkrom and Ayiem for supporting the police in effecting the arrests.
We equally commend the personnel of the Western Regional Command for their patriotic services towards ensuring peace and security in the region.
Indeed, Police-Community partnership is the master key to crime fighting. Let us therefore continue to work together for safer communities.