5 more people apprehended in Anlo Afiadenyigba robbery

Police in the Volta Region have arrested 5 more people in connection with the Anlo-Afiadenyigba robbery over the weekend.

This brings to 10 the number of armed robbers arrested in connection with the crime. This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs of the Police, Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng. The statement said on the 1st of October, 2021 a Police Community Partnership-led an operation which resulted in the initial arrest of five people namely, Haruna Toboloka 36, Akwasi Wusu 18, Famous Normesi 29, Lumor Eric 32 and Korku Ahadzi 39. Police intelligence later led to the arrest of two other suspects linked to the robbery who were trying to escape to Togo.

The 2 suspects are Ahadzi Anane 26 and Ahadzi Kwame 33. A further intensive Police investigation and operation have resulted in the arrest of 3 other suspects, 2 of whom are Staff of the Company that was robbed. The names of these 3 suspects are being withheld, due to the nature of the ongoing investigations, according to Police.

The Police in a statement noted that they have been recording a trend of some staff conspiring with criminals to rob their companies. It has therefore urged business owners to thoroughly screen and monitor any potential staff before and after employment. It has asked the public to continue to volunteer information on such robberies and any crime in their vicinity.

Background

According to GBC’s Bubu Klinogo, On October 3, 2021, the Police arrested 6 suspected armed robbers at Anlo Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region. The robbers were reported to have attacked the residence of a Businessman, Azi Ganyo popularly known as Sadaco, who is a close friend of the MP for Keta, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey. Reports say the MP was with the businessman in his house at the time of the attack. The suspected robbers shot into the vehicle of the MP and also inflicted cutlass wounds on the Security man on duty in the house. But for the bravery of the Police body guard of the MP, the robbers would have caused a lot of havoc.

Some time back, Mr. Gakpey was attacked by armed robbers at his residence who made away with huge sums of money, days after he was declared the MP elect for Keta. A few months later, they again attacked his gas filling station and followed it up with another attack on a pure water producing company.

The attacks led to some agitations among the youth of the community who demanded transfer of the Police Officers in the town, accusing them of not being effective. The arrest of the suspected armed robbers comes as a relief to most people in the town, as they believe, with thorough investigations, the Police would be able to uncover those behind the previous attacks.

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