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Three drivers arrested for highway robbery in Ashanti Region


Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019, 7:50 am


By: WatchGhana.Com/Elisha Adarkwah


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The Kuntenase Police have arrested three suspected highway robbers in connection with the robbery incident that happened at the road intersection between Onwe and Kuntenase in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti region.

The Wednesday, May 8, 2019 armed robbery attack led to the death of a 21-year-old driver, Prince Yeboah, who was in charge of a passenger bus with registration number AS 1755-18.

The suspects are Kwame Amponsah, 21, driver; Yaw Owusu aka Akyenkyena, 28, driver's mate; and Henry Ampofo a.k.a Kwabena Shito, 33, driver.

DCOP Fred Adu Anim, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, told the media at a press briefing on Monday, May 13, 2019 held at the regional police headquarters that police patrol team from Kuntenase had information that there was a robbery attack at the above mentioned road intersection.

"The patrol team proceeded to the scene and met the bus with 14 passengers onboard who were traveling from Asante Bekwai to Atonsu.

The victims informed the patrol team that they saw about nine men all wielding weapons signaling the driver to stop but he failed to do so, and attempted to reverse the vehicle to escape.

The armed men chased the vehicle and fired gunshots indiscriminately into it.

The driver who was hit by a bullet lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch", he said 

He said the robbers robbed the passengers of an unspecified amount of money and mobile phones.

He said a search was conducted at the scene and three AAA 32 GMT cartridges were found.

While at the scene, he said the patrol team saw a taxi cab with registration number GE 4801-19 coming and the driver on seeing the police attempted to escape but the police pursued the vehicle and got those on board the taxi cab arrested.

He said a search on them revealed an Itel mobile phone which belongs to the deceased driver who lost his life in the robbery incident.

All the robbers are at the police custody assisting in investigations.

Source: WatchGhana.Com/Elisha Adarkwah

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