Edward Kojo Antwi
Edward Kojo Antwi, a 26-year-old manager of a sachet water producing company (name withheld), has been arrested by the Madina Police for robbery.
The suspect was arrested when he and another accomplice identified only as Eric, aka Abodam, attacked and robbed a family at Madina Estate in Accra.
Eric was shot by the police during an exchange of fire with the police, but he escaped with the wound and later died while receiving treatment at Tarkwa in the Western Region.
The vehicle which was used by the suspects in committing the act – Isuzu Tropper with registration number GR 8237-A – belonging to Kojo Antwi, was later retrieved by the police at the scene.
Briefing the media, the Madina Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Joseph Opong, said on March 28 at about 3:00am, the complainant and his wife (name withheld) were asleep when the suspects, armed with pistols and wearing masks, broke into their room.
The robbers pointed the pistol at the victims and ordered them to lead them to where they have kept the money they brought home the previous day.
The victims then told them there was no money in the house and so the robber got infuriated and dragged them from the bed unto the floor, where they tied their hands behind them.
They then robbed the victims of their mobile phones, necklaces, their wedding rings and laptops.
The couple’s daughter who was sleeping in the next room saw the robbers attacking her parents and called the police for assistance.
A police patrol team was immediately dispatched to the scene and the robbers upon seeing the police opened fire at them.
The police returned fire at them, injuring Eric in the process.
He ran back to the room and tried to escape through the first floor window.
The suspect succeeded in escaping, but Kojo Antwi was arrested in the process.
Eric with the wounds travelled to Tarkwa to seek medical treatment from his sister, but he died the next day.
The suspect is still in custody and will be sent to court for prosecution.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey