The Kwesimintsim Police Command, of the Western Region has arrested five notorious robbers. The arrest was carried out jointly by the Police and neigbourhood watch in the Assakae, Race Course and Anaji communities this Sunday, after a series of reports from their victims at the station.
The robbers; Joseph Ackah, alias Lil Wayne, 24 year, Frederick Ghartey 23 years, Kojo Baah 21 years, Kwabena Anokye 28 years and Simon Aidoo, were arrested with some stolen properties including two plasma televisions, satellite decoders, Nikon camera and kit, techno tablets, kettles, among others.
They were lined up by the police for identification by their victims today at the Kwesimintsim District Police Command. The suspected robbers have been arraigned before court. One other suspect whose name has been given as Dadzie is currently on the run.
District Police Command, Superintendent Aidoo told Skyy News the arrested have been on their radar for due to their criminal notoriety.
“They are notorious criminals that have been harassing residents in my jurisdiction-especially Anaji, Kwesimintsim and its environs”, he said.
District Police Command, Superintendent Aidoo charged that citizens volunteer information for the arrest of criminals in their communities. He emphasized that safety and security must be a shared responsibility, adding such volunteerism is central to their operations.
“Its the intelligence that we have been gathering that has help us arrest some of these guys. Like i always say, security is a shared responsibility. All that we need from the public is information so that we act on them”, he noted.