Three men have been arrested at Weija in connection with robbery activities in Accra. The suspects, who were picked up around 11:30 am on Thursday, included a soldier, a police officer and a civilian.
Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman reported that “the police describe them as criminals who have been operating or running a robbery syndicate over a number of years.”
Police said the security personnel had been interdicted “and were surprised they had been rearrested for the same offence,” he added.
One of the suspects’ victims, one Abubakar Saddique, narrated to Citi News that he was used by the men for a robbery on April 26.
Abubakar said he was under the impression he was partaking in a police operation when he was met by two suspects on the Ring Road in Accra.
They proceed to target a man and tail him from the GT Bank to Nima where they eventually apprehended.
“They took me straight from Nima through Burma Camp to New Spintex Road. Later we turned back and we came to Cantonments. It was there they took the money from the person and the pulled a knife and gun on me and said I should move the car.”
He was eventually released with his car at Gbawe and allowed to drive home.