Andrews Osei Bonsu, the fake doctor who rob people with guns
A NOTORIOUS ROBBER, who poses as a medical doctor, has been apprehended by the Ashanti Regional Police Command for snatching a Toyota at gunpoint.
The suspect, Andrews Osei Bonsu, who is the leader of a three-man group, snatched the car at gunpoint at Sokoban Ampayuo last week.
The car’s owner, Armstrong Esaah, General Manager of Ashh FM, a Kumasi-based radio station, was about to go to work when Bonsu and his cohorts struck right in front of his house.
Bonsu and his gang, who are currently at large, pointed a gun at Armstrong and ordered him to surrender the car else he would be killed instantly.
Armstrong quickly surrendered the car and Bonsu drove it way at top speed, leaving his two cohorts at the scene. The two criminals also fled into the bush.
Bonsu and his girlfriend were arrested with the stolen car at Agona on the main Kumasi-Asante Mampong road on Sunday afternoon.
Even though Armstrong identified him as one of the robbers who snatched the vehicle, Bonsu initially denied the charge right in the presence of DCOP Kofi Boakye, the Regional Police Commander.
He claimed that one Dominic gave the car to him, stressing that he was innocent. However, after further questioning by the regional police commander, Bonsu was eventually exposed.
DCOP Kofi Boakye, during the interrogation, conducted a thorough search on Bonsu and phones belonging to Armstrong, which were in the car when it was snatched, were found on him.
The police commander then probed further and Bonsu confessed that indeed he was part of the people who snatched the vehicle.
Bonsu even directed the police to a repairer at Adum, the Central Business District (CBD) of Kumasi, where he had sent Armstrong’s iPad, which was also stolen during the robbery, to be unlocked.
During the interrogation, Bonsu, who was arrested in possession of a stethoscope, also confessed that he was not a medical doctor as he had often posed.
It emerged during the interrogation that Bonsu had lied to the family of his girlfriend, whom he was arrested with, that he (Bonsu) was a trained doctor who was in the country for research purposes.
The police uncovered that Bonsu had also emptied his girlfriend’s accounts.
It also came to light that he was accompanied by a group of hoodlums, who posed as his family members, when he visited the family of his girlfriend to seek her hand in marriage recently.
DCOP Kofi Boakye told DAILY GUIDE that the police would not relent on their oars, assuring that his men would probe further so that Bonsu would assist the police to arrest his two accomplices.
He described the arrest of Bonsu as a huge breakthrough for the police in their resolve to curb car snatching in the region, noting that the police are combat ready to flush out the criminals from the region.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi