Three robbers arrested

Three suspected robbers, who attacked a taxi driver and snatched the car at gun point at Akasasi, a farming community in the Ahafo-Ano South District have been arrested.

Steven Ali, Peter Abokyi alias “Rasta” and Fuseini Iddrisu are being held by the police at Mankranso.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vitus Napen, District Commander, who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency, said the alleged robbery happened on Friday, November 16.

Ali had engaged the services of the driver, Mohammed Dauda, to carry him from Mankranso to Akasasi at about 1800 hours.

Midway through the journey Ali pulled a pistol and ordered him to stop and switch off the engine, which he did.

The Police Commander said all of a sudden the two other suspects, emerged from the bush, also holding locally made pistols, to join their colleague.

They forcibly seized from Dauda, his cellular phone and daily sales of GH¢56.00. They also tied his hands and legs, blindfolded and sealed his lips with a tape and dumped him in the bush.

They attempted to flee with the taxi but the engine did not start.

DSP Napen said the alertness of a driver belonging to the local taxi union led to the arrest of the three.

He noticed the robbers running as he approached the scene with his vehicle and quickly informed the police.

The police swiftly responded, freed Dauda and recovered the vehicle.

A manhunt was launched by the police and people in the area for the suspected criminals and this paid off as they were apprehended before they could escape in a commercial bus.

Dauda identified them as those who attacked him and a search on them uncovered screw drivers, pliers and kitchen knives.

He said the police believe they might have hidden the guns, phone and money in the bush.

Source: GNA

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