Two suspects, including a junior high school (JHS) student, have been arrested by the Highway Patrol Unit of the Tema Regional Police Command for allegedly engaging in robbery on the Accra-Tema motorway.
The suspects are: Charles Kofi Lavie, a 28-year-old labourer and Isaac Awotwum, a 16-year-old JHS student – all residing at Ashaiman, near Tema. Police are hunting for a third suspect who managed to escape arrest.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, told DAILY GUIDE that the suspects were caught in the act at about 7:30 am on Thursday, July 30, 2016, and were nabbed.
According to her, “The team spotted a vehicle parked at a place notoriously known for attacks along the motorway, and approached the occupant of the car to offer help if he needed any assistance.
“As they approached the vehicle, the police driver saw three men wielding machetes approaching the team from the bush and the attention of the other police personnel was drawn to the act.”
She further stated that the suspects surrendered their weapons upon orders by the policemen; but two of them, who sensed danger, took to their heels. This, the PRO said, prompted the police to give them a hot chase amidst firing of warning shots.
“Two of the suspects were arrested whiles the third, who was suspected to be wielding a gun, managed to escape,” she added.
ASP Obeng disclosed that they were brought to the Command to assist with investigations so that they could be processed for court to face the full rigors of the law.
Source: Daily Guide
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