22 November 2012

Ghana: Kan-Dapaah's Robbers Arrested At Last

Two beneficiaries of the 'Justice for All' programme, who could not learn lessons from the pardon given to them and turn a new leaf, have again been arrested for robbery.

According to the police, they were the brain behind the armed robbery attack on the Member of Parliament for Afiya Sekyere West Constituency and a former Defence and Interior Minister, Mr. Kan Dapaah.

The suspects, who are currently in police custody are Aaron Appau, 27, a native of Kubease in Lartey Akuapim and a resident of Tabora in Accra, and Gator Dzosu, 28, a Togolese national who resides at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra.

The Accra Regional Police Commander, COP Patrick Eden Timbilla, briefing the Press yesterday in Accra, noted that on September 25, 2012, at about 11:41pm, three armed men trailed Honourable Albert Kan-Dappaah to his residence at Sahara, near Dansoman.

According to him, just as the former Minister entered his residence, the robbers attacked him and his watchman at gun point and shot the left tyre of his Toyota Land cruiser Prado.

"The robbers took him upstairs, where they searched his room and took US $1000, GH¢500, a mini HP laptop computer, Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, a pistol with twenty five rounds of ammunition and some jewelries, and fled the scene," he noted

He further stated that on 12 October, 2012, police intelligence led to the arrest of suspect Gabriel Donkor, alleged supplier of weapons for various operations and receiver of the stolen items.

Gabriel later led the police to arrest Aaron Appau and Gator Dzosu. During interrogations, suspectS Appau and Gator mentioned Atukwie Clottey and Emmanuel Tetteh as their accomplices in the robbery of the Former Minister.

COP Timbilla noted that the two are at large and have been placed on the police wanted list.

According to him, the four suspects and others, whose identities are unknown, have undertaken several robbery operations in and around Abeka-Lapaz, North-Kaneshie, Tantra Hill, Tesano, Dansoman, Achimota around Kinsby Hotel area and Dzorwulu among others.

He further revealed that the four have recently been to a filling station around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, and after filling the tank of their vehicle, threatened the attendant with a weapon and bolted away.

The group often change the registration number and colour of their operational car. "Suspect Aaron Appau has admitted being the leader and active participant in the series of robbery operations with his accomplices, including that of Hon. Albert Kan-Dappah.

Gabriel Donkor also admitted financing the operations, including procuring weapons for the gang to undertake these nefarious operations," he added.

'We are holding them for robbery and would soon put them before court, whilst intensifying efforts to arrest the suspects on the run.

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