2 Kumasi highway robbers in police custody


Two suspected members of a highway robbery gang that attacked and seized cash and other valuables from travellers on the Kumasi-Cape Coast road have been arrested and being held by the police in Kumasi.


They reportedly blocked the road with a log at Kyiburoso at about 0200 hours on December 15, attacked a passenger bus and robbed those travelling on it of cash totaling GH? 9,700, mobile phones, a Ghanaian passport and other valuables.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kofi Boakye, the Ashanti Regional Commander, gave the names of the pair, as Usman Abubakari and Usman Issaka.
He told a news briefing that officers at the Brofoyedru barrier received information about the robbery and quickly responded by moving to the crime scene.
They also decided to mount snap road checks and that paid off as the two were caught hiding in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Bus.
DCOP Boakye said Issaka was found with five mobile phones, two chargers and a passport stolen from one of the victims, Freda Konadu Yiadom.
His other colleague Abubakari had on him GH? 2,700.00, which he claimed was given to him by his brother at Assin-Fosu, but could not lead the police to the said relative.
The Regional Commander said the suspects have been identified by some of the victims as being part of the group that attacked them.
They have intensified efforts to arrest those on the run and put them before court.


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