The suspected Aflao robbers
In Less than 24 hours after the Volta regional Minister, Helen Adwoa Ntoso, had called for drastic measures to clamp down on criminals who were said to have taken over the Aflao border and other parts of Ghana’s eastern boundary, seven suspects have been arrested.
The suspects include two hardened criminals on the radar of the police. They are Freeman Obed, 28 years old; Anani Atoku, 26; Samuel Amedzoneku, 26; Eric Henyo, 25; Kudanu Kroshie, 36; Sewornu Emmanuel, 25 and Koffie Henyo, 28.
Briefing the Minister and her Deputy, Francis Ganyaglo, the Regional Police Commander, ACP Peterkin Yentumi Gyinae, said the suspects were brought to the Regional Police Headquarters on Wednesday at about 6:30 pm after their arrest in Aflao.
They were brought by the Regional Security Coordinator, Esseney Yentumi and William Akator of the National Security, accompanied by some military and police officers from Aflao in the Ketu South district.
ACP Yentumi Gyinae said the suspects were arrested by the military after a distress call was made to the Aflao Sector Commander of the Military concerning an ongoing robbery at a place called Flihokpe, near the Diamond Cement Factory.
The suspects, who had in their possession one machete, three knives and a parcel of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, had allegedly attacked Festus Atisu and Atsu Kweku at Flihokpe, which is along the Ghana-Togo border and seized an amount of GH¢100.00 and CFA15,000.00 from them.
Madam Ntoso, also known as
‘Iron Lady,’ thanked the security agencies for their collaborative efforts that led to the arrest of the suspects.
She disclosed that plans were afoot to increase the security personnel at the Aflao border and its environs.
DAILY GUIDE sources also say the suspects had been transferred to the regional police headquarters due to purported interference by some opinion leaders in the area.
Nigerian Human Traffickers
In a related development, two Nigerians, Francklin Chinezie, 25 years old and Kingsley Ochukwu Onyeji, 28, who were allegedly trafficking seven Nigerians aged between 20 and 22 years from Edo State to Abidjan in Cote D’voire, were nabbed on Wednesday at the Immigration checkpoint at Sogakope.
They have admitted to the offence of human trafficking in their caution statement and have been duly arraigned before a court of law. Victims say the suspects told them that they were being sent to France for ‘greener pastures’ only for them to find themselves in Ghana.
From Fred Duodu, Ho ([email protected])
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