Police apprehends notorious robber in Ghana

Crime-sceneA man, described by the police as a notorious robber, has been arrested together with two of his accomplices after they allegedly attacked a mobile money vendor at Gbawe, in Accra.

The suspect, Solomon Lamptey, alias, Okelebe Attah Quaye, 27, is said to be responsible for the snatching of motor bikes, attack on mobile money vendors and other forms of robbery in and around the Gbawe community.

The police gave the names of his accomplices as Eric Arye alias Okukuseku or Pump Action, 22, and Enoch Lartey, alias Pome, 24.

Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Public Relations officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Effia Tenge, said the Odorkor Divisional Police Command arrested Lamptey and his accomplices from their hideout at about 3p.m. on February 19, 2018.

She said the police had received complaints from a number of victims of Lamptey and his gang with the latest one being an attack on a mobile money vendor at Gbawe.

According to her, the police, have been hunting for Lamptey and his gang for some time now, and that his arrest would, therefore, be a relief to residents who the gang had been terrorising and harassing on regular basis.

She said during interrogation, Lamptey admitted that he was responsible for the snatching of six motorbikes from different owners at different locations in some parts of Accra this year.

The hijacked motorbikes, according to the police, are either sold at lower rates after the registered number places were removed or dismantled and sold as spare parts to unsuspecting spare parts traders.

The gang sometimes uses the stolen motorbikes and in their illegal operations which included handbag snatching or attacks on  individuals in their homes or places of work.