Two suspected armed robbers who allegedly raped three women in the presence of their husbands at Galilea, a suburb of Amanfrom in the Ga South Municipality after the Kasoa toll booth have been arrested by the police.
The victims, all in their late 40s and with children, were raped violently by the gang after they were asked to choose to have sex with them or their husbands at gun point.
The suspects, 25-year-old Isaac Kene, a Togolese national, and David Ahortor, a 25-year-old watchman, raped their victims after robbing them of their valuables.
Items retrieved from them included seven mobile phones belonging to their victims, a single-barrel gun, sixty rounds of live ammunition, a locally manufactured pistol, face masks, hand gloves, a ladies’ wig, empty shells, two bags, a laptop charger and some dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
The items retrieved from suspects
The suspects had since been identified by their victims as those who attacked and raped them.
Briefing the media, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander said on June 29, 2015 his command received a distress call that some houses in Iron City, Top Town and Galilea, all suburbs of Amanfrom, had been attacked by a gang of armed robbers.
When the police got to the scene, the armed robbers had fled, leaving eight residents with various degrees of machete and gunshot wounds.
The miscreants robbed residents of various unspecified amounts of monies, mobile phones, laptops and other valuables.
The Police in response beefed up security and embarked on a rigorous search for the criminals.
Acting upon intelligence, Isaac Kene was arrested in the process of selling seven of the stolen mobile phones and a Polaroid digital camera to unsuspecting buyers at Liberia Camp at Budumburam.
David Ahortor was also arrested on July 3, 2015 armed with the single-barrel gun, the sixty live ammunitions and the other aforementioned items including some wrappers of Indian hemp on the outskirts of the town.
On July 4, 2015, the police held an identification parade during which the two suspects were identified by their victims.
They are in custody, assisting police in their investigations.
DCOP Yohuno urged the public to desist from buying stolen goods which are often offered for sale by suspicious characters at low prices.
‘It has also been observed that the patronage of these items create a ready market for the criminals to boost their businesses,’ the regional commander said and urged the public to always call the police on the Crime fighters’ number 18555 when in distress for prompt attention.
By Linda Tenyah Ayettey
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