The Kasoa Divisional Police Command has arrested five suspected armed bandits who conduct their operations with a military service vehicle, with registration number 46 GA 92.
The suspected bandits beseeched a site where some people were winning sand, took them hostage and robbed them of their car keys, phones and money and sped off.
According to information from the Regional Police Command, a distress call was made to the Kasoa Division that some five men on-board a military service vehicle have attacked some sand winners at a site and seized their car keys.
“They robbed them of their mobile phones, seized their car keys, including 7 tipper trucks and various sums of money at gun point and sped off”, the police said.
Information received by the police indicated that five persons sustained gunshot wounds allegedly shot by the suspects and were rushed to the Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba for treatment.
Based on this intelligence, the police proceeded to Nai Atopi’s palace and arrested the suspects, namely; No.197340 Corporal Kwame Ampaw, aged 35, alleged to be a dismissed military personnel; No. 018989 Isaac Appiah, aged 43, who is said to be a mechanic and a civilian employee at Burma Camp; Emmanuel Arthur and one Basit Sulley.
During an initial search conducted by the police, a pump action gun, eleven mobile phones and an amount of GH₡1,511.00 were retrieved.
An identification card which bore the name of Emmanuel Dugble, was also found. All the suspects have been locked up whereas the exhibits, including the military vehicle, have been retained for further investigation by the police.
Meanwhile, Nai Atopi, in whose house the alleged bandits were arrested, has also been invited by the police to assist with investigations.