The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested five (5) suspected armed robbers in connection with the robbery of a bullion van from the Dunkwa On-Offin branch to New Edubiase road Branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank in the Ashanti Region.
It will be recalled that in January 2021, armed robbers attacked GCB Bank Bullion Van and killed one policeman Constable Baba Martin between Obuasi and Asokwa Junction at the outskirts of Adansi Nyankumaso Community in the Ashanti Region where about GHS500, 000 was taken away by armed robbers.
The arrested suspected robbers are Bismark Owusu Ansah alias Obese 29yrs, Azuma Titus 23yrs, Kofi Mathew alias Wiser 24yrs, Kwadwo Agyapong alias Labista 30yrs and Martin Tei alias Kwadwo Darko 26yrs.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Kwasi Mensah Duku in a press briefing said the robbers who attacked and robbed GCB Bank Bullion Van and killed one police officer were 10 and 5 of them have been arrested by the police at their various hideouts at Techiman in the Bono East region, Kumasi and Kasoa in the Central Region.
According to COP Kwasi Mensah Duku, an amount of GCH53,934, Toyota corolla Saloon car, 1 tricycle and 2 motorbikes were retrieved from the suspects after arrested by the police at the hideouts.
COP Kwasi Mensah explained that other items suspected to have been bought from the money they stole from the bullion van were retrieved from the robber for evidential purpose adding that the five (5) suspects during interrogation have admitted offense.
“Mathew alias Wiser 24yrs and Martin Tei alias Kwadwo Darko 26yrs are already on the wanted list of Bono Eat Region for their involvement robbery of a bullion van in Techniman” COP Duku revealed.
A Twenty-Two (22) year old Senior High School graduate who is the leader of the group John Appiah alias Omega and other accomplices have been declared wanted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
According to COP Kwasi Mensah Duku, John Appiah alias Omega was involved in the Ambulance attacked on Somanya to Adukrom road and killed the driver while transporting a pregnant woman.
COP Kwasi Mensah Duku appealed to the general public assist the police by providing clear evidence to help the police to arrest John Appiah alias Omega and other accomplices.