A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by the Ejura District Police Command along with 4 others, Ajara Sagu, Rashid Ibrahim, Ibrahim Iddrisu, Musah Arijuma over robbery attacks on highways linking Nkoranza and Techiman in the Bono East Region and Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal area in the Ashanti Region.
In a press release dated November 23, 2021, the Police announced that the arrest took place on Tuesday, November 16 after extensive surveillance of the activities of the suspects.
“On the spot search on the suspects and juvenile led to the recovery of 10 assorted mobile phones. One Infinix charger and a lady’s handbag”, the statement reads.
“Other items suspected to have been robbed from commuters and retrieved from them included one unregistered Apsonic Aloba motorbike and an amount of two thousand, two hundred and seventy-nine Ghana Cedis (GHS 2,279),” it added.
“A driver, who was a victim of the suspects’ robbery expedition along the Techiman-Ejura highway, during Police investigations, identified all the four suspects and the juvenile as the robbers who attacked him on November 15, 2021, at Adiemra,” the police said.
“Other victims have also come forward to identify these criminals and their stolen items,” the Police added.
The statement, issued by ACP Kwesi Ofori, Director-General of Police Public Affairs, reassured the public and inhabitants of the area of the police’s commitment to keeping the community secure and peaceful.
“The Police Administration lauds the efforts of the Ejura District Police Command in ensuring robbery activities become undesirable in Ejura and beyond,” the statement added.
Read the full statement below: