Army Civilian in Military Uniform, Driver Arrested in Suhum for Extortion and Robbery

A man claiming to be an Army Civilian employee wearing Military Uniform has been arrested together with a driver over extortion and robbery in the Eastern Region.

The suspects -Solomon Acquah, 25, the alleged Army Civilian Employee and Prince Obeng, a driver were arrested on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, around 4:00pm by one Sampson Adjei of Anum Apapam assisted by Suhum Police District day patrol team led by Chief Inspector Stephen Asare.

Adjei reported at the Suhum Police station after the arrest that same day at about 3:45pm he was riding unregistered Royal motorbike from Obuoho towards Anum Apapam, however, on reaching a section of the road at the outskirts of Anum  Apapam on the main Obuoho – Anum Apapam motor road, he together with three other Okada riders was stopped by the suspects who had blocked the road with a Daewoo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376 -18 extorting various sums of money and foodstuffs from commuters particularly Okada riders who ply the road.

The angry Okada riders became suspicious therefore mobilized to confront and challenge the authority of the two suspects.

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Sensing danger, the suspects sped off in their taxi cab but were chased to Suhum township around the overhead where the Police patrol team from Suhum went to their rescue and sent them to the Police Station.

While at the Police Station, a victim Micheal Martey stormed the station to identify Solomon Aquah as the military dressed young man with three others snatched his taxi cab with registration number GW 7544 – 19 from him in May 9, 2020, at Budu near Suhum.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, has said, the two suspects are in Police custody assisting in the investigation.

Meanwhile, he said, the Daewoo Matrix taxi cab has also been impounded for further action.




Joseph Asare, a freelance journalist, a blogger and loves the internet

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