Kofi Gyan, an unemployed man who allegedly connived with his friend, Emmanuel Adjei, aka Kwesi Dade, to kill a taxi driver after snatching his Nissan Almera saloon car at Kasoa Millennium City in the Central Region, has eventually been arrested by the police.
Suspect Gyan, 20, was nabbed at a village called Tabita, near Akrofo, where he went hiding, upon hearing that his accomplice Adjei, had been arrested.
The two on May 27, 2014 hired a Nissan Almera taxi with registration number GY 2683-13 driven by one Odartey Lamptey, 24, from Kasoa traffic light to Millennium City.
On the way, the two allegedly strangulated the driver to death, using a nylon rope they had bought earlier at a shop at Kasoa old station, and drove the vehicle to Kumasi Suame in the Ashanti Region.
The suspects attempted to sell the vehicle at a cost of GH¢3,000 but luck eluded them when a vehicle agent who suspected Adjei, reported the matter to the Kumasi police.
Adjei, after realizing that he was being wanted by the police, went into hiding at Odobeng before he was arrested on September 11, 2014 and later handed over to the Kasoa police for prosecution.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, Superintendent Samuel Tibil Punobyin, the Kasoa District Police Commander, said Kofi Gyan was apprehended on September 18, 2014 at Tabita, near Akrofo in the Central Region, after Adjei had named him as his accomplice in the murder.
Police further investigations revealed that that was the second time the two had committed such a crime but the first one was foiled.
Six days later, the two planned and succeeded in killing Odartey Lamptey.
Suspect Emmanuel Adjei arrested earlier was sent to court and was remanded to reappear today.
His accomplice, Kofi Gyan, will also be sent to court today.
By Linda Tenyah
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