|Tuesday, 20 April 2010|
Five notorious armed robbers including a Nigerian, who specialize in robbing their victims at their hotel rooms, have been arrested by the Accra Regional Police Command.
The robbers were Sunday Eze Gilbert, a Nigerian, 40, Mohammed Sani, 34, Samuel Kudjo aka Shaggy, 30, Kofi Adamba, 31, and Kelvin Asabri, 32.
The five were arrested upon a tip-off after they were said to have attacked Gabby Guest House at Nyanyano, near Kasoa in the Central Region and robbed their victims of various sums of foreign currencies, 20 Ghanaian passports, mobile phones, wrist watches, a digital camera and an amount of GH¢750.
Other items found on them were a foreign pistol, two facial masks and quantities of dried leaves believed to be Indian hemp.
Three of the armed robbers were later identified as ex-convicts who were facing a robbery trial but were granted bail in February this year.
Briefing the media, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Rose Bio-Atenga indicated that on Sunday April 18, 2010, the armed robbers, led by the Nigerian, attacked Gabby Guest House at Nyanyano.
They robbed their victims of various sums of money which included 190 pounds, $900, and GH¢750 in addition to twenty travelling passports.
She said based upon a tip-off, the Accra regional police managed to arrest Sunday Eze Gilbert at the scene, while the others managed to escape.
“Eze then mentioned his accomplices as Samuel Kudjo, Kelvin Asabri, Kofi Asaba and Mohammed Sani.”
The rest were tracked by the police and arrested one after the other at their various hideouts at Industrial Area in Accra. She mentioned that upon a search in their rooms, huge sums of foreign currencies were found.
“They later confessed to having taken part in the act,” the police chief said, adding that when the house of Mohammed Sani was searched, an amount of $1600 was found.
“We also retrieved two facial masks that they used in the act at Samuel Kudjo’s house and some quantity of dried leaves believed to be Indian hemp.”
When the house of Mohammed Sani was searched, 20 travelling passports belonging to their victims were found, as well as a foreign pistol, digital camera, wrist watches, and some mobile phones.
DCOP Bio-Atenga reiterated that those arrested were later identified as ex-convicts who were facing trial in connection with a robbery case but were granted bail by the High Court.
“Kelvin I must say was arrested in connection with a robbery case but was granted bail in February this year. Kofi Adamba was on remand for seven years and was only released this year, while Sunday Eze was also facing trial in connection with robbery but was also released by the High Court and they went back to continue with their criminal conducts,” she said.
By Linda Tenyah & Adeola Adegboye
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