Five robbery gangs led by a military man at the Burma Camp in Accra are in the grips of the Northern regional police in Tamale for alleged armed robbery.
The suspects, Ibrahim Issah, 27, Contractor from Accra, Mohammed Mustapha, 23, a soldier attached to Burma Camp, and Vivor Christopher, 27, phones repairer.
The remaining suspects are Benjamin Agyei, 23, a mobile money vendor from Accra, and Seyram Addo, 29, a Plumber from Danfa near Madina in Accra.
The suspects were reportedly arrested by Buipe Highway Patrol Team for robbing a 2020 Toyota Camry vehicle and other properties from its owner at his residence and fled.
Per police sitrep sighted by DGN Online, the suspects on January 23, 2022, said police received information about the attack and robbery by the suspects who fled towards Buipe direction.
The Buipe Highway Patrol Team on duty at Sawaba Police checkpoint on Buipe – Tamale highway was alerted who intercepted and arrested the suspects in two vehicles with registration numbers AS8445-19 and GX6923-20 in connection with the crime and sent them to the Buipe Police Station.
Police retrieved from the suspects 13 assorted mobile phones, one Falcon Foreign Pistol loaded with 9mm ammunition, a wallet containing a bunch of keys together with two handcuffs keys, two Voter’s ID Cards, Melcom card, Access Bankcard, and a cash sum of GHC21.20p.
Other items such as some Military uniforms, Police Ballistic helmets, and police uniforms were also found in the Toyota Camry Spider with registration number GX6923-20.
Police have therefore retained the items while the suspects have been detained after the victim had identified one of the vehicles the suspects were using as his, taken from him at gunpoint, and other items at his residence at Banvim-Jonshegu a suburb of Tamale.
Meanwhile, the Regional Police Headquarters, Tamale has taken over the investigation and prosecution of the case.