Seven teenagers have been arrested by the Accra Regional Police Command for unlawful possession of firearm and also attempting to rob a laptop shop. They are currently in police custody to assist in investigations.
The suspects- Adiza Osmane 18, Sadique Abubakar, alias Lali, 18, Musa Alhassan, 17, Awal Musah, 17, Mohammed Awal, 17,Nash Awudu, 18, and Usif Hamz, 17, were arrested yesterday when they were about to rob a laptop shop in Community 1,Tema.
Briefing The Chronicle in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Freeman Tettey said sometime in April, 2012, Achi Ayara, a notorious robber was shot and killed in fierce shoot out with some police officers in Kumasi.
According to him, when the notorious robber was killed, his accomplice, who is also known to be his girlfriend, Adisa Osman, organised four women and proceeded to Kumasi to bury the deceased armed robber.
He noted that on June 22, 2012, suspect Adiza organised another set of men from Accra and decided to hunt their victims from Accra, Kumasi and Tema, for exposing their colleague to be killed. He said the suspects later went to Kumasi Magazine and bought two locally manufactured pistols and nine round BB cartridges to execute their evil plan.
On June 26, 2012, the suspects went to market and bought five kilos of rice, and hid the ammunitions in it. The suspects later took off to Tema Community one to rob a laptop shop.
He said, unfortunately for the suspects, the police had a tipoff and they were immediately arrested and taken to the police station.
During interrogation, the suspects admitted committing the said offence and will be put before court as soon as possible.
DSP Tettey further revealed that Adisa Osman is known to be a prostitute at Vienna City in Kwame Nkrumah Circle and has been on the police wanted list for a very long time as an accomplice to notorious deceased robber Achi Ayara.