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6 March 2018 | Crime & Punishment

One Suspect Busted In Tema Robbery

One Suspect Busted In Tema Robbery

One person has been arrested in relation to the armed robbery attack which resulted in the shooting to death of a cashier in Tema.

This was disclosed by the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery in an interview with Joy News, Monday.

He did not, however, give details about who the suspect is, how the arrest was executed or when he was arrested.

He was quick to add though that the current security measures adopted by security chiefs are yielding fruits.

Ambrose Dery’s response comes after multiple armed robbery attacks in parts of the country which have set many on the edge.

Last week Tuesday, armed robbers in a Rambo-style attack invaded the offices of Royal Motors and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

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At least two persons were killed in separate armed robbery attacks in Tema and Obuasi last week.

In the Tema incident, a cashier with Delta Agro had gone to the bank to withdraw an amount of ¢200,000 ostensibly to pay workers of the soap manufacturing company.

He was trailed by the robbers from the bank, accosted at the precincts of his company, shot in the head, with the robbers bolting with the money.

The same day in Obuasi, a woman who was on her way home in the evening was trailed by robbers who later stabbed her. She died shortly after.

There have been similar attacks in Oyibi, Kasoa and its environs creating a state of fear and insecurity in the country.

Last week, the vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia chaired an emergency security meeting to be abreast with the security situation in the country.

A number of strategies was announced shortly after the meeting, including a seven-point approach to fighting increased crime in the country.

Not long after, the IGP David Asante-Appeatu also announced a reshuffle of police chiefs.

On his return to Ghana from his ten-day assignment out of the country, the president has also called another emergency meeting on the security situation in the country.

Speaking to Joy News, the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery said the measures taken by the security are yielding results.

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