Crime 5 robbers arrested with military uniforms and pump action gun

The five were arrested at Antoakrom in the Amansie West district of Ashanti Region upon a tip off .

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Police in the Ashanti region have arrested five suspected armed robbers on board a taxi cab with four sets of military uniforms and a pump action gun with eight live cartridges.

Addressing a press briefing, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye said they are suspected to be part of gang of robbers who have been terrorizing small scale mining companies in the Jacobu and Manso Nkwanta areas.

The suspects were Ibrahim Tanko alias Joseph Nyfam, 23; Kwabena Awusu alias Kwabena Ibrahim, 24; Ernest Kwabena Oware alias Adogo, 19; Ansbert Yaw Amoah alias Labista, 25 and the driver of the cab, Justice Botchway, 28.

The five were arrested at Antoakrom in the Amansie West district of Ashanti Region upon a tip off .

Narrating the incident, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye said the police had information that a group of armed robbers were on their way to the area to rob some mining sites.

He said the five who were onboard a white and yellow Astra Opel cab with registration number AS 1908-13, were intercepted at Antoakrom, given a hot chase and apprehended at Mem Junction near Manso Nkwanta.

He added, when the vehicle was searched, the pump action gun with eight live rounds of BB cartridges wrapped in a fertilizer sack was found concealed under the rear bumper of the vehicle.

A further search also revealed four sets of military uniforms also concealed in a big speaker in the booth of the cab, a pair of military boot and eight mobile phones were retrieved from them.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Women’s March Women in Accra march against Donald Trumpbullet
2 Vetting Ablakwa replies Osafo Marfo over 'small boy' commentbullet
3 Photo Duncan Williams leads prayers at Donald Trump's inauguration...bullet
4 Homosexuality Dag Heward-Mills’ anti-gay sermon causes controversy...bullet
5 Yahya Jammeh Devout and erratic ex-leader of The Gambiabullet
6 Koforidua Ghanass student killed after tree falls on him; 6...bullet
7 Leadership UN appoints ex-president Mahama to top positionbullet
8 Fired! We will ‘definitely lay off’ people appointed in...bullet
9 Judicial Service State Attorneys resume duty after...bullet
10 Social media reaction Dag Heward-Mills' anti-gay...bullet

Top Videos

1 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his 23-year-old...bullet
2 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
6 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new...bullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
9 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
10 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim...bullet

News