Two taxi drivers who robbed a gold dealer Sumaila Ibrahim of his GH¢50,000 at gunpoint between Subinso II and Branam on the Wenchi – Wa highway have been arrested by the Wenchi Divisional Police Command.
Yaw Isaac 27 years and Asante Maxwell 32 were alleged to have conspired with one Booster currently on the run, to rob their victim who is a client to the first accused person by virtue of the fact he is a taxi driver.
According to Wenchi Divisional Police Commander ACP Peter Gyimah, who confirmed the arrest to ultimatefmonline.com, Yaw Isaac has been a regular cabby who picks and drops the victim at Banda Nkwanta a prominent gold dealing area in the Northern region.
On Thursday January 19, 2017 at about 7:30am the complainant boarded the taxi of Yaw Isaac from Wenchi heading towards Banda Nkwanta a mining community in the Bole district of the Northern Region.
But on reaching Subinso II and Branam on the Wenchi – Wa Highway his accomplices in another taxi crossed their way and threatened to kill the gold dealer if he refused to surrender the amount of money he was traveling with.
All this while, Yaw Isaac feigned innocence and allowed his friends to seize the about GH¢50,000 from Sumaila Ibrahim and fled.
“The victim and the taxi driver later came and reported the matter to us. We earlier had intelligence as they were hatching the plan so we detained the taxi driver for further interrogation. He admitted to committing the crime and led us to arrest Asante Maxwell 32. We managed to track down booster at Techiman but on arrival at his home he had wind of our presence and fled. We ransacked the room and retrieved GH¢43,000”, he revealed
According to him, the two will be arraigned before court and provisionally charged for robbery.