Female armed robbery gang arrested in Kumasi

An all-female suspected armed robbery gang has been arrested in Kumasi by the police.

They have been named as Agnes Darkoaa, also known as Maame Yaa and Last Killer, Ernestina Amponsah a.k.a. Akosua Frimpomaa, Mavis Addo a.k.a. Maame Konadu and Sally Sarpong a.k.a. Maame Serwaa.

They were said to have attacked and robbed a taxi driver of his daily sales and cellphone.

According to the police the suspects at about 11:30pm on Wednesday hired the taxi driver, Kwadwo Obeng who was in charge of a Toyota Echo Taxi cab with registration number AW 6005-12.

They hired him from Asafo roundabout and asked him to take them to Afful Nkwanta in Kumasi.

At Afful Nkwanta, the driver was re-directed to New Oxford International School behind Anwiam Clinic near the NDC Regional Office where Agnes Darkoaa who was in the front passenger seat pulled a knife.

She was said to have turned off the engine, removed the ignition key and ordered the driver to surrender all valuables on him including cash sales.

The three accomplices were said to have assisted in ransacking the pockets of the victim and robbed him of an unspecified amount of daily sales and a Huawei mobile phone.

The driver was said to have raised an alarm and a three male congregational members ran after the then fleeing female robbers and managed to arrest Sally Sarpong.
Sally mentioned the names of the other accomplices.

A police patrol team led by the investigator on duty later traced the three accomplices to Ahinsan Methodist Church area also in Kumasi in another taxi escaping and they were subsequently rounded up.

A search on them led to the retrieval of GhȻ88 apart from GhȻ57 retrieved from Sally Sarpong, summing up a total cash exhibit of G GhȻ145.

The Huawei cellphone and a Samsung T-Mobile phone suspected to have been stolen were also retrieved from the suspects.

The police have not been able to retrieve the knife which according to them, Darkoaa has admitted in both her caution statement and during interrogation.

All four suspects are in the custody of the Zongo police pending further investigations.

Credit:graphic.com.gh