Paul Osei and Isaac Amoah
PAUL Osei, a 26-year-old man believed to be a member of a robbery syndicate operating in some parts of the Ashanti Region, is in the grips of the Manso-Nkwanta police in the Amansie West District of the region.
The arrest of the young man, who has confessed to killing dozens of his robbery victims, came shortly after the busting of his purported accomplice, Isaac Amoah, 34.
They were arrested at a village at Nyinahini on Thursday by police detectives from the Manso-Nkwanta District Command on an intelligence-led operation.
Supt. Daniel Kwabena Amoako, Manso-Nkwanta Police Commander, said Paul, a native of Manukrom, had been at the centre of a series of robberies in the district.
According to him, Paul is linked to a robbery incident that took place at Alabar in Kumasi some months ago. He is expected to be taken to the National CID Headquarters in Accra for further investigations.
The police commander told DAILY GUIDE the Amansie West District, Kumasi, and other mining communities had been the operational areas of Paul Osei aka Akwanya and his gangsters, including one Amano.
He was being sought by police detectives after he and his gang allegedly attacked and killed two people at Manukrom during a robbery operation, the police commander said.
“He has confessed killing uncountable number of people while undertaking robberies,” Supt Amoako disclosed and added that the police were at the heels of other members of the gang.
He called for public support and credible information in order to get rid of the miscreants in society, asserting: “The world is suffering because the good people are silent.”
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi