May 19, 2022

Police arrest 10 armed robbers

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The Police in the Volta Region have arrested ten (10) armed robbers who robbed a company and occupants of a vehicle at Anlo-Afiadenyigba.

According to the Police, on 1st October, 2021, a Police-community partnership-led operation resulted in the initial arrest of five (5) persons, Haruna Toboloka aged 36, Akwasi Owusu aged 18, Famous Normesi aged 29, Lumor Eric aged 32 and Korku Ahadzi 39.

Police intelligence later led to the arrest of two (2) other suspects linked to the robbery who were trying to escape to Togo.

The two suspects are Ahadzi Anane aged 26 and Ahadzi Kwame aged 33.

The police in a statement said further intensive Police investigations and operations have resulted in the arrest of three other suspects, two of whom are staff of the company that was robbed.

However, it said the names of these three suspects were being withheld for the moment because of the nature of their ongoing investigations.

The Police noted that it has been recording a trend of some staff conspiring with criminals to rob their companies.

“We, therefore, urge business owners to thoroughly screen and monitor any potential staff before and after employment. The Police are ready to assist if required.”

Meanwhile, the Police re-assured the public that Police in the Volta Region and beyond will continue to aggressively fight any violent crime and its attendant criminals to ensure a conducive atmosphere for citizens to go about their lives and preoccupations peacefully.

“We commend the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr. Edward Oduro Kwarteng and his team for their enduring spirit of patriotic service. This update is being given in fulfilment of the earlier promise we gave when we reported the incident on our social media platforms on 3% October, 2021,” it added.



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