A policeman and a civilian accomplice who were arrested at Elmina in the Central Region for robbery and possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp are expected to be arraigned before the court this week.
The two face provisional charges of robbery and possession of narcotic drugs without lawful authority and possession of firearm and ammunition without lawful authority according to MyNewGh.com’s sources at the Anti-Armed Robbery Unit at the CID Headquarters in Accra.
Lance Corporal Bright Akosa with the Form Police Unit (FPU) and Francis Aidoo a civilian, were reported to have at gunpoint robbed a vehicle from its owner in Accra and took it to Elmina in the Central Region for sale.
According to confirmed police sources available to MyNewsGh.com, the two suspects were actually offering for sale a Nissan Versa Taxi Cab with registration number GW 6818 – 20 at Elmina.
Operatives of Central Regional CID began to trail the two suspects since Friday, September 11, 2020, when intelligence hinted of their presence in Cape Coast to sell the vehicle they robbed. The Regional Crime Officer detailed a CID operative to feign interest in buying the vehicle, and they agreed at a price of GHC 8,500.00.
On Tuesday September 15, 2020 at about 7 am at the point of buying, the two suspects were immediately arrested.
A spot search conducted on the Police officer led to the recovery of a foreign Pistol loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, Police ID Card, Voter ID Card, GCB Visa card, Bank of Africa Visa card , National Identification ID card, all bearing the name of the Police Officer, and an iphone 7 Plus.
Also, a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs, a lighter and a black mobile phone were recovered from suspect Francis Adioo.
The suspects together with all the exhibits have since been handed over to the Anti-Armed Robbery Unit of CID Headquarters