The Asante Mampong Divisional Police Command has arrested five (5) suspects for their involvement in a robbery at Mampong Bosofour total fuel station.
On Friday, March 2, 2017, armed robbers attacked a total fuel station at Bosofour, a suburb of Asante Mampong and stole an amount of 11, 000 from the station.
The robbers also stole GHc3, 000 from a mobile money vendor nearby.
The suspects are Inusah Brimah, Iddrisu Amidu alias Jogo, 34 years, Hamidu Zonogor, 48 years, Kofi Bukari alias Mipeller, 42 years and Musah Haruna all of Fulani extraction.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Ken Yeboah speaking to the media said all the suspects have admitted to being a part of the robbery in their individual caution statements made to the police.
According to COP Ken Yeboah, an immediate search conducted at the scene after the incident revealed six (6) empty Supreme FTB BB and AAA, 32GR 70 MM cartridges.
“The Patrol team after leaving the fuel station extended their patrols towards the Mampong-Ejura Road. Whilst patrolling, they spotted an Opel Astra Taxi Cab with registration number GW 9311 V with two occupants on board at the Kofiase junction. The patrol team became suspicious and accosted them but one of them escaped leaving Inusah Braimah who was then driving the vehicle” he said.
COP Ken Yeboah added that a search was immediately conducted on him in the taxi cab. A sum of one thousand Ghana cedis (1,000.00) was found on him. This aroused the suspicion of the patrol team and subjected him to further interrogation.
Suspect Inusah Braimah admitted to the crime and led police to a nearby bush to retrieve the following items; two shotguns, eleven live supreme FTB BB and AAA, 32GR 70MM cartridge and two torch lights. The police also found two pairs of trousers to be his and the other belonging to his other accomplice known as Kofi Bukari.
On the 10th March 2018, suspect Inusah Braimah led police to Memenaso near Ejura in the Brong- Ahafo region to arrest the others, whose names have been mentioned above.
Efforts are also under way to arrest the other gang members who have been mentioned by the suspects in custody to face the full rigors of the law.