Isaac Andoh and Prosper Adopre in police custody
The Adabraka Police have arrested two young men who attempted to rob a trader of her bag containing money and other personal effects in Accra.
The suspects, Isaac Andoh, 18 and Prosper Adopre, 19, both driver?s mates operating at Newtown station, Odorna allegedly used a stick to hit the victim before robbing her.
While they attempted to escape with the bag, the victim raised the alarm which led to their arrest.
The bag containing a Nokia mobile phone valued GH?550 and a cash of GH?400.00 was recovered from the suspects.
The suspects are now in the custody of the Adabraka District Police awaiting trial.
Briefing the media, DSP Ebenezer Nketia, the Adabraka District Crime officer said the complainant in the case is a trader who sells cooked rice at Odorna market, Adabraka but resides at Darkuman.
The suspects are both driver?s mates residing at Alajo and Tuobodom respectively.
On Saturday March 8, 2014 around 4:00am, the victim, who usually works at dawn, set off to the Odorna market that dawn to set up her business.
On reaching a section of the road near the market?s real entrance, she spotted the suspects sitting on a table and passed.
While walking, the suspects came from behind her and intercepted her.
Prosper Adompre then used an object to hit the victim?s neck from behind, rendering her helpless.
She fell and the two then pounced on her and subjected her to severe beatings.
In the process, Isaac grabbed the victim?s bag and attempted to escape.
However, the complainant raised the alarm which attracted sympathisers to the scene.
The suspects were pursued and later arrested at a distance together with the bag.
The suspects would be put before court soon.
By Linda Tenyah