Armed Robber Re-Arrested In Sunyani

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By Ansu Kofi Richard, syi- B/A

A 23-year-old Kingsford Kweku Yeboah On May 2, 2016 at about 7:30pm together with one Agyemang Boateng, who is now at large attacked Kate Sam Wilson at her store in Ohene Djan, a suburb of Sunyani and robbed her of a cash amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Ghana Cedis (Gh¢2500).

According to the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Christopher Tawiah , when the victim was being robbed , she raised an alarm which attracted some good Samaritans of the community to the scene to assist her and the husband.
The accused was arrested, but Agyemang Boateng, who was a pillion rider on the motor bike, the suspected robbers were using managed to escape.

The Police, had information about the incident and rushed to the scene and rescued the remaining suspect, Kingsford Kweku Yeboah.

Because the suspect was nearly lunched to death, he was in critical condition and the police, therefore rushed him to the Regional Hospital for treatment where he was admitted and a 24-hour guard, placed on him, but on May 5, 2016, at about 11:40pm, the police command had a report that the suspect had freed himself from the handcuff and absconded from his hospital bed, which attracted ten days ultimatum for the guard to recapture him else.

On the May 16, 2016 at about 20:00am, the escapee was re-arrested at kwatire, where he was hiding.

The following items were retrieved from the suspect: 0ne locally manufactured pistol, four live cartridges, one bayonet, one kitchen knife, one G3 ammunition and a pair of handcuff key.

Moreover, on May 13, 2016, about 7:00pm, the Kintampo Police, had a tip off that a mini Tata bus with registration Number UE 1162, had loaded some quantity of ammunition’s from Kumasi enroute to Bunkprugu in the Northern region.

The Police Highway Patrol at Kintampo-Tamale road, mounted a blockade at the outskirts and intercepted the said vehicle.

When a search was conducted on the vehicle, four boxes which contained Eight Hundred pieces of AAA ammunitions, were retrieved.

The driver, Konlan Kambele and the care taker, Suuk Kombart, when questioned about their mission, could not immediately identify the owner and were, therefore arrested and detained to assist in investigations, while the exhibits were retained for evidential value.

Subsequent investigations revealed that Soodoin Konlan aged 50 year and a farmer at Mambarug, near Bunkprugu, is the owner of the ammunitions and was subsequently arrested.

During the interrogation, the suspect Soodoin Konlan, admitted ownership of the ammunitions and indicated that, he was transporting such cartridges to the town to sell on retail basis, though he is not licensed to do so.
Investigations are still underway, but the suspect will soon be arraigned before court.

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