Crime Ex-police constable busted for attempted robbery

Ernest Koranteng, 30, was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob an officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, Sergeant Isaac Adams of his Loujia motorbike last Sunday.

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Ernest Koranteng

(Daily Graphic)
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A former general constable of the Ghana Police Service who was arrested for allegedly taking part in an attempted robbery in Wa this week is in the custody of the Upper West Regional Police Command.

Ernest Koranteng, 30, was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob an officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, Sergeant Isaac Adams of his Loujia motorbike last Sunday. Two suspected accomplices are on the run.

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Koranteng was dismissed from the Ghana Police Service in February this year for what the police described simply as misconduct. He is being processed for court.

Background

Narrating the incident to the Daily Graphic newspaper, the Upper West Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent of Police Mr Huseini Musah Awinaba, said the victim, Sergeant Adams reported a case of an attempted robbery attack on him at midnight last Sunday as he returned to his home at Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa.

According to Mr Awinaba, Sergeant Adams rode his motorbike into a rope held across the road by persons standing on either side of the road and fell off his bike.

He was subsequently attacked by three persons who emerged from the darkness of the bushes, but they failed to overpower him to take away his motorbike.

Mr Awinaba said the victim raised an alarm which made the suspected robbers flee the scene.

After they had escaped, Sergeant Adams found a photocopy of a police ID card bearing the picture and name of Koranteng, along with a National Health Insurance Scheme card also bearing the name and picture of the ex-policeman.

He later reported the incident to the Upper West Police Command.

Police have since launched investigations into the incident.

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