Five out of six suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed two mobile money operators at Dzelukope-Alata in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, have been arrested by the Keta Police.
According to sources at the Keta Police, the five suspects were remanded into police custody by the Aflao Circuit Court on July 7, 2017 to reappear on July 21.
They are 32-year-old fisherman, Agbey Ali, 22-year-old student, Dorkenu Wisdom, 18-year-old tailor’s apprentice, Seth Gidiglo, 17-year-old unemployed, Eli Dorkenu and 22-year-old student, Bismark Ashiagbor.
The sixth suspect, whose name was given by the other suspects as John is however at large. Narrating the events, the Police said one Mercy Sekle, a 36-year-old business woman, who reported the case to the Police, said the robbery incident happened on July 4, 2017 at about 9pm when the two mobile money operators had closed from work.
The two victims, Kumordzi David Setsofia, 24, and Benjamin Kumordzi, 28, were robbed of a green bag containing an XTG mobile phone valued at GH¢120.00, MTN Mobile Money Merchant Transaction Book, Invoice Book and cash amount of GH¢17,000.
Mercy told the Police that on that fateful day, the victims, after close of their usual mobile money operations, were heading towards their house at Alata when the incident occurred.
Benjamin Kumordzi was holding a bag containing an amount of GH¢17,000 and his transaction books while Kumordzi David Setsofia was holding a green bag containing a cash amount of GH¢1,800, XTG phone valued at GH¢120 with unspecified amount of electronic money on it, MTN Mobil Money Transaction book and an invoice book.
On their way, the suspects emerged from a corner of a building along the road and asked them to surrender their bags to them, but the victims refused.
The suspects pulled out knives and scissors to attack the victims.
The victims shouted out for help but the armed robbers collected their bags containing various amounts of money and other items and inflicted several cutlass wounds on them.
The noise attracted some community members who rushed to the scene to arrest two of the suspects; Agbey Ali and Dorkenoo Wisdom.
Upon interrogation, the two admitted the offence and mentioned Seth Gidiglo and Bismark Ashiagbor as their accomplices.
They also mentioned the involvement of two other guys, whose names they did not know.
On July 5, 2017, the police, acting upon a tip-off, arrested Eli Dorkenoo and Seth Gidiglo at Havedzi Beach.
They also admitted the offence during interrogations in their statements.
Some residents found a green bag containing MTN invoice and MTN Merchant Transaction Book and handed them over to the Police.
Apart from the bag, which belonged to David Kumordzi, they also found a Samsung Grand mobile phone belonging to Wisdom Dorkenoo.
The sixth suspect, John, is still at large while five others have been remanded into police custody by the Aflao Circuit Court to reappear on July 21.