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27.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Robbers Grabbed

By Daily Guide
Robbers Grabbed

The suspected armed robbers Three suspected armed robbers were yesterday arrested by a Policeman on duty at the Tema Industrial Area branch of the Ecobank.

With the help of some civilians, the suspects were sent to the Community 1 Police Station where they were detained.

The suspects were identified as Kwabena Manu, 46, and a resident of Trantra Hill; Samuel Dodoo, 45, a mechanic and a resident of Korle Worko, a suburb of Accra; and Felix Agbevenor, a resident of Omandjor, also a suburb of Accra.

Briefing DAILY GUIDE on the incident, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mantey Yaw, Crime Officer of the Community 1 Police Station, noted that Kwabena Manu told the Police during interrogation that he went to Samuel Dodoo on Wednesday to inform him that they should meet at Abeka Lapaz and proceed to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) at Tema to license his car, an Opel Astra with registration number GT 7319 U.

He continued that yesterday, the two met and drove to the Achimota Overhead where Felix joined them.

Manu, who was driving before Felix joined, handed the steering wheel to the latter to drive to Tema using the Industrial Area road.

When the three got to the Tema Industrial Area branch of the Ecobank, the policeman on duty at the bank signalled them to stop.

DSP Mantey related that the suspects however ignored the orders of the policeman and sped off, giving cause for the Police officer to suspect them of having bad intentions.

He stated that the policeman and some bank officials used a bank vehicle to chase the three who were arrested around the Evergreen Supermarket at Community 4.

Meanwhile, Felix was reported to have mentioned to the police that he did not join the two at the Achimota Overhead but rather, he was picked by them at Pig Farm in Accra.

Dodoo and Manu were said to have quickly refuted Felix's version of the story, and insisted that they picked him at Achimota.

DSP Mantey told DAILY GUIDE that a search in the suspects' car revealed that there was no paper to suggest that they were on their way to license the car.

He said investigations were ongoing.
From Razak Mardorgyz Abubakar & Vincent Kubi, Tema