3 men rob woman at gunpoint
By Dora Akyaa Asare
Three suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Kpeshie Divisional Police Command for allegedly robbing a business woman at gun point. The suspects are currently in police custody.
The suspects -Kwabena Boadi, alias K28, a houseboy of the complainant, Adu Henry, 20, and Kwaku Addai, 24, are all residents of Tsuibleo, near Teshie, and natives of Mankranso in the Ashanti Region.
They were arrested over the weekend at Tsuibleo near Teshie, a suburb of Accra, when they were about to sell items they seized from their victim, including a phone.
The Kpeshie Divisional Commander, ACP Victor Gyan-Kyereku narrated to The Chronicle yesterday that on May 27, 2012, at about 7:10am, Rebecca Ofori Kuragu, a businesswoman who works at Spintex and a resident of Okley Lane Adogonor in Nungua, reported to the police with marks on her body that she has been robbed by two persons at gunpoint.
The victim, according to ACP Kyereku, was in her house with her 12 year old daughter and Kwabena Boadi (house boy) at about 12:00am when the two suspects came into the house, armed with knife and a pistol.
He said the suspects took the woman’s handbag containing an amount GH¢1,200. The suspects, who were not satisfied with what they had taken, later marched the woman into her room to search for more money, but could not find some.
ACP Kyereku said the victim, on sensing danger, offered her laptop but the suspects grew more furious and damaged the screen. They made away with her daughter’s phone.
He said in the cause of investigation, the police had a tipoff that some men were offering a mobile phone for sale at GH¢70 at Tsuibleo. He said based upon the information, a team of police men were dispatched to the location and they were immediately arrested.
During an identification Parade at the Kpeshie Divisional Police command the suspects, Adu Henry and Kwaku Addai were identified by the daughter of the victim.
Upon interrogation of the suspects, Adu Henry and Kwaku Addai confessed to the police that the houseboy of the victim was part of the robbery, and was the kingpin of the operation. Meanwhile, the suspects are in custody helping the police in further investigations.
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