The Police has disclosed that one of the suspects in the robbery that occurred in Krokobite in Accra is a staff of the National Security.
Speaking to Francis Abban on Morning Starr, the Director of Public Affairs-Police Service, Supt Alexander Obeng assured that the Police Administration will not spare any security personnel found in the grips of the law for any unlawful act.
According to him, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will do the profiling of the suspects and in the right time will come out with their identities but added that “It’s already been confirmed that one of the arrested is a National Security Operative.”
“You cannot hide behind acrobatics, the law does not exempt anybody from criminal prosecution. Crime doesn’t pay. If you’re a compatriot, you better deliver a service that the general public approves rather than being a worker of crime. This is a clear indication to miscreants to refrain from committing crimes. The Police are ready and will not be perturbed.
“It is important that it is reinforced that it doesn’t matter your profession, the position you occupy now, in the future or in the past. If you don’t comply with the criminal code of Act 29 of 1960 and you commit any crime you will have your day in court,” he added.
The Police during a special intelligence-led operation, have arrested four robbery suspects who broke into the residence of their victims at Ajasco Red Top, Kokrobite, and made away with their personal effects on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
The suspects, Benjamin Otoo alias Dada Joe, Tony Mensah Yedu alias Big Joe, Bismark Asabree alias Dagbano and Nana Yaw Arko, reportedly broke into their victims’ residence and forcibly made away with their three laptops, an iPhone 8 plus, three infinix smartphones and Techno Cammon 7. Others were 1 Bluetooth speaker, an extension board, 3 phone chargers, 2 laptop chargers together with an unspecified amount of money.
The Police in a statement said upon receipt of the robbery report, the Weija Police Command embarked on a special 8-hour covert operation which led to the arrest of Benjamin Otoo, Tony Mensah Yedu and Bismark Asabree at their hideouts at Ajasco Red Top and New Aplaku on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Suspect, Bismark Asabree later led the Police to arrest suspect Nana Yaw Arko, from his hideout at Labadi. A search on them led to the retrieval of 20 assorted phones, a taxi cab, 3 laptops, 1 motorbike, 1 locally manufactured pistol, a Police vest, 1 Gota and 14 assorted wristwatches.
The police added that all four suspects will be arraigned on Monday, November 22 2021.
Meanwhile, efforts are underway to get other accomplices arrested to face criminal charges.