Police list crimes of Kwabenya escapees

BY: Emelia Ennin Abbey
The suspects
The suspects

The Police have explained how the seven fugitives in the infamous Kwabenya Police Station jailbreak.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Effia Tenge, the escapees committed various crimes, including robbery, motorbike snatching and illegal possession of offensive weapons among others.

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The escapees are Dickson Ofori, Chubuzor Akwabu, Edwin Rockson, Emmanuel Kotey, Prince Osei, Kofi Darko and Atta Kwadwo, aged between 20 and 34 years, respectively.

Shoot outs

On December 6, 2016, Dickson Ofori, 24, was overpowered by some residents of Ashongman in Accra after he shot two occupants of a house and attempted to make away with some personal items in a robbery attempt.

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He was put before an Accra Circuit Court on December 13 and remanded into police custody to reappear on January 26.

Chubuzor, a Nigerian, was involved in a robbery case at the Atomic Gate filling station in Accra together with others on November 10, 2016.

He was subsequently put before an Accra Circuit Court in November to re-appear on January 17, 2018 but the court did not sit.

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On December 20, 2017, Kotey, for his part, hired a commercial motorbike (Okada) from Aboam junction to Kwabenya.

He allegedly sprayed pepper into the eyes of the motorbike rider and hijacked the bike.

Kotey was later arrested at Asamankese in the Eastern Region and was put before an Accra Circuit Court where he was remanded into police custody and was due for his next court appearance on January 25.

Rockson, on the other hand, was apprehended for stealing a Ford vehicle parked at a mechanic shop for repairs.

During investigations, the police found out that Rockson was involved in similar cases in some parts of Accra.

He was transferred to the Kwabenya Police Station where he was being prepared for court.


Three other suspects, Osei,Darko and Atta Kwadwo were arrested with a cutter, a long screw driver and a pistol in their possession.

The police stopped a vehicle on November 17, 2017 with the three suspects on board and they could not give any tangible reason for having the items that late night and were, therefore, arrested.


The suspects broke jail last Sunday at the Kwabenya Police Station after a group of armed men attacked the station and killed a police Inspector.