Gifty Amofa, GNA
Kumasi, Aug 17, GNA
– Four suspected members of a violent criminal gang linked to series of robbery
attacks in parts of the Ashanti Region have been arrested and detained by the
Their names were
given as Abraham Kwaku Sarpong, alias, “Asuo”, the leader, Ibrahim Abass,
Matthew Gyedu, alias “Zion” and Philip Obeng.
Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Osei Ampofo-Duku, the Deputy Regional
Commander, told journalists that they were apprehended at different places.
The police, he said,
had launched a massive manhunt for three of their accomplices – Diallo,
Toaghtoagh and Action.
He labeled the gang
as dangerous said they always carried AK-47 assault rifles and he was convinced
that four AK-47 rifles retrieved from Ahenema-Kokobeng and Ejisu by the police
belonged to them.
They had on August
08, last year, attacked a gold dealer, Mr. Akwasi Manu, in Manso-Abore in the
Amansie West District, at about 1930 hours.
They shot one man,
Mr. Prince Morris Manu in the waist, during the robbery and seized from Mr.
Manu gold, pump action gun, a pistol, cash of GHȼ15,000.00 and fled.
ACP Ampofo-Duku said
the gang was also behind robberies in Denchemuoso, Aputuogya and
Those being held by
the police, had already confessed to carrying out the attacks, he added.
The Deputy Regional
Commander appealed to the public to provide the police with vital leads to arrest
those on the run.