POLICE NAB FOUR ARMED ROBBERS
From Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi
Corporal Godwin Ahianyo, Deputy Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), who briefed the media after the arrest, said the first two suspects, Kwadwo Anthony, a 21-year-old mechanic and Edward Ayigwenam, 20, a sliding door operator, were both arrested on October 15, 2012, at about 10 and 11p.m. when they attacked a level 300 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), while returning from studies on campus to his rented apartment at Bomso area.
The two suspects met him and pushed him down and snatched his bag from him, which contained his MTN modem, pen drive and laptop. They took to their heels after they managed to snatch the items.
He said the victim raised an alarm immediately, which drew the attention of the police team, who were fortunately patrolling the area at the time of the incident, leading to their arrest.
In a related development, Daniel Owusu, a 14-year-old Junior High School (JHS) student who was dismissed from St. Ann Anglican School at Ash-town in Kumasi for petty stealing and robbing from his school mates, and Joseph Adjei Yeboah, 18, a sliding doors operator, were also arrested on September 28, 2012, at about 7:30 p.m.
According to Corporal Ahianyo, the complainant who reported the incident to the Manhyia police said he was attacked by the armed robbers while returning from work from Krofrom to Ash-town by the robbers, who laid ambush behind a kiosk in the darkness.
The police were able to arrest Daniel Owusu, who led them to also arrest his colleague in his hideout, while the other one is on the run.
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