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Sacked police officer among arrested armed robbers

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A police officer who was sacked have decided to team up with armed-robbers to carry out a robbery operation. But sadly for him, he was caught.

This fact was established on Friday at the Koforidua Central Police Station.

According to a report by StarrFM, Eric Agyei alias Kuma, 48, the dismissed officer and his accomplices – Samuel Appiah, a 35-year-old Wood Carver and Mutakilu Sadiq, 41, a driver – were identified by three out of the nine victims who took part in the identification exercise.

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The PRO of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the exercise was successful, adding the suspects were being processed for court.

The suspects wore police and military uniforms during operations under the guise of executing legitimate security duties.

They were, however, arrested by the Taifa Police on August 22, 2018 after robbing a bank customer of Ghc7, 000.

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Background

In January this year, Starr News reported that, the Eastern Regional Police Command was on a manhunt for four suspected armed robbers for robbing a carpenter in a rambo-style at Koforidua Anlo Town in broad daylight.

The armed robbers, two of whom were wearing Police and Military Uniforms, managed to abscond with a total of Ghc9, 800 and two mobile phones worth GHC410 belonging to the victim, Monya Frank.