BUSTED! The rapist gang
THE POLICE in Kumasi have arrested four persons in connection with the rape of a 33-year-old Thai woman during a robbery operation at her residence at Deduako in the Ashanti Region last Tuesday.
The suspects were identified as Kwaku Sarpong, 28, Nana Akwasi Agyeman, 22, Kwame Antwi aka Ghost Killer, 28, and Kwadwo Kumi, a 22-year-old second-hand clothes dealer.
They were alleged to have attacked the victim (name withheld), her two sisters and her Ghanaian brother-in-law inside their rented apartment with guns and machetes.
Briefing the media about the arrest, DCOP Augustine Gyening, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said the hoodlums broke into the victims? home around 10:00pm through the back door.
He disclosed that the suspected armed robbers took away personal effects of the victims including a Toshiba laptop, jewelleries, a digital camera, seven mobile phones and a generator.
The police chief added that the goons, whom the police believed to be part of a robbery syndicate terrorizing students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), also made away with GH?5,500 and $800.
DCOP Gyening narrated further that the robbers locked up the victims in a closet and ransacked the entire apartment for cash.
The gang succeeded in raping the 33-year-old Thai woman who claimed to be a virgin, after sparing her sister because she was menstruating.
On January 17, 2014 at about 3:00pm, the police commander said officers, acting on intelligence, arrested Kwaku Sarpong, Nana Akwasi Agyeman and Kwame Antwi aka Ghost killer at their hideout at Kenyasi on the Antoa road.
The three led the police to arrest the fourth suspect, Kwadwo Kumi, DCOP Gyening said.
He disclosed that the police retrieved one laptop, an unregistered motorbike, four baseball caps, and a wrist watch, from the gang upon a search.
They all remained in police custody assisting with investigation, the police chief said.
DCOP Gyening advised residents in the region to take their personal security seriously as the criminal elements in the area had changed their modus operandi.
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi