Notorious armed robbers arrested at Yayaso near Samreboi

The Asankrangwa District Police Command has arrested some notorious armed robbers who have been processed to the Asankrangwa District Magistrate Court.

According to the brief facts read by the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Appiah Bimpong, the complainant, Mr Micheal Eba, a small scale miner who owns Integrity Mining Company lodged a complaint at the Asankrangwa District Police Command of being robbed at Yayaso near Semreboi in the Amenfi-West Municipality.

The accused persons named Francis Acheampong, Samuel Amuzu, Moses Aquah, and William Coffie were arrested and are now in police custody.

On 30th May 2022, at about 1:30 am, the accused persons went to the site of Integrity Mining Company at Yayaso, attacked the security, took his gun, beat up the excavator driver and robbed them of 3 iPhones equivalent to GH¢4600.000, Gold which is equivalent to GH¢18,840.00, GH¢3000.00 cash, a bag of rice and a car battery.

According to the brief facts, the police arrested the first four (4) accused persons on their way to Asankrangwa to sell the gold.

According to the police, as they went to arrest the others from their hideout, Cocoa started to fire at them and in defence also fired back leading to Cocoa getting shot after which he passed on as he was been transported to the hospital.

The body of the deceased is now at Enchi Government Hospital for autopsy and identification while the first four (4) accused have been ordered by the court to be kept in police custody and appear before the court on 6th June 2022. They will also be transferred to Tarkwa Circuit Court for continuation.

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