An armed robbery gang – three men and one policeman suspected to be masterminds of armed robbery incidents at Community 18 and Sakumono in Accra have been arrested at the Tsopoli police barrier in the Greater Accra region.
According to Daily Graphic report, the three robbers, two men and a taxi driver, have all been locked up at the Community 18 police station. Found on the robbers was one foreign pistol and six rounds of ammunition. A bag containing the total sum of GHȻ19,500 in various denominations as well as $600 was also retrieved from the armed robbers.
Police sources who spoke to Graphic Online narrated that a police motorbike patrol team sent distress calls for assistance, following which other patrol teams responded and headed to the scene near the Tema Motorway, only to see the motorbike patrolmen struggling with the suspected armed robbery gang and the taxi driver of the Toyota Corolla cab with registration number GX 9514 – 13 on which they were driving.
Before their arrest however, the reinforcement teams were told a fourth suspect thought to be a policeman in uniform had escaped with two rifles.
The police source said policemen on duty at the Tsopoli barrier in the Ningo-Prampram municipality spotted the suspect in a vehicle and arrested him and that the Tema Regional Police Command had dispatched a team to bring him over.
The growing involvement of policemen in criminal activities across the country is fast becoming very worrisome. Recall that innumerable incidents similar to this latest one have been recorded in the past where policemen are part of one crime or the other, especially that of robbery.
Come to think of a situation where the people who are employed by the state to protect lives and properties are now the authors and masters of danger! Ghanaians are appealing to the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to take a stringent step to get rid of the menace.