A fourth suspect in the robbery attack on a Mobile Money vendor at Kasoa in the Central Region has been arrested by the Ghana Police Service.
The Ghana Police Service announced the arrest in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 3, 2022.
The mobile money vendor was robbed and shot at Bigman Town, a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.
The victim, Calvin Nii Kpakpo Allotey was shot in the right arm in his container shop last Tuesday by the armed robbers who made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The victim is receiving medical care at the Winneba Trauma and Specialists Hospital, and he’s said to be responding to treatment.
A Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage, captured the action of three young robbers, one of them wielding a pump action gun and shooting indiscriminately.
Nearby residents said they heard gunshots and later saw the victim being transported on a motorbike bleeding profusely.
Initial police investigations and intelligence led to the retrieval of the weapon and the arrest of three suspects; Michael Otu, alias Rider, Godfred Okine, and Asaa Faisal alias Commander, who was given out by the other suspects as the mastermind behind the robbery on December 30, leaving the fourth suspect on the run until his arrest.
Police say the fourth suspect, known as Ahmed, alias Arrested, was nabbed after sustained police intelligence and “is currently in police custody assisting with investigations, and will be put before court accordingly.”
One of the suspects, Godfred Okine, died shortly after complaining of ill-health and was rushed to the hospital. His body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The Police statement added that the “two other suspects who were also arrested in connection with the case were remanded by the court to reappear on 12th January 2023.”