Police Arrest Albert Kan Dapaah Robbers.
The police have arrested two persons suspected to have been part of a gang of six armed men believed to have attacked the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, Albert Kan Dapaah, at his residence in September.
The two suspects, arrested in the latest police swoop, Aaron Apau, 27, and Gator Dzosu, 28, bring to four, the number of suspects believed to have masterminded the attack.
According to Patrick Timbilla, the Accra Regional Police Commander at a press conference at the Regional Police Headquarters yesterday, in all, six people were suspected to have committed the crime.
Earlier, the police picked up Gabriel Donkor and Kofi Rabbi, who are currently facing trial at an Accra court. Gabriel Donkor, 23, is reported to be the financier and supplier of weapons to the armed attackers.
He is also believed to supply a network of armed robbers weapons for their nefarious operations.
The two remaining members of the gang- Atukwei Clottey and Emmanuel Tetteh- are currently at large, stated COP Timbilla.
“The arrest of suspect Gabriel Donkor led to the arrest of 27-year-old Aaron Apau and Gator Dzosu, 28, on October 12, 2012 at their various hideouts at Ablekuma, and Gbawe respectively”.
Incidentally, during the arrest, the two suspects admitted to attacking the former Defence Minister and MP for Afigya Sekyere West.
On the evening of September 25 this year, the four attackers breached all the security details of the former Defence Minister and stormed his residence at Dansoman, a suburb of Accra.
At gunpoint, the suspects forced the helpless PAC chairman to part with $1,000.00, ¢500, a mini laptop computer, a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a pistol with 25 rounds of ammunition and some jewellery.
The armed assailants rushed out of the residence without physically harming the bewildered former Minister. They told him that they were sparing his life because he was a good man.
In a brazen display of their bravado, they shot through the tyres of Kan Dapaah’s Toyota Land Cruiser as they exited the premises.
COP Timbillah stated that the two assailants would be charged for armed robbery and put on trial.
“The suspects were beneficiaries of the ‘Justice for all Programme’ which granted amnesty to well behaved prisoners,” he added.
COP Timbillah urged the public to help arrest the other accomplices on the run.
Meanwhile, a suspected narcotics dealer, Yaw Afrifa, 32, a native of Asante Mampong, was also nabbed by the police for being part of the syndicate specialized in snatching vehicles.
Suspect Yaw Afrifa was arrested at Dansoman on November 14, 2012 upon a tip off.
Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was formerly an armed robber but had stopped robbing and started dealing in narcotics.
He said his partner (name withheld) had been exporting the drugs to Belgium while he (Afrifa) prepared the stuff for swallowing by the couriers.
His share of the money, according to him, was $4000 per 1.2 kilogrammes.
COP Timbillah said suspect Afrifa had many robbery cases pending in Kumasi and would be sent to Kumasi for prosecution.
By Daily Guide