The Eastern Regional Police Command has mounted a manhunt for three armed robbers who attempted to rob motorists and travellers at Jejeti-Nkawanna on the Accra-Kumasi highway last Sunday.
Three of the suspected robbers, Abdul Razak, 28; Fredrick Amposah, 32, and Kwadwo Gyewu, 46, who were arrested by the Akyem Anyinam District Police Command have been detained at the Police Headquarters in Accra, following directives that they should be sent there.
Briefing the Daily Graphic yesterday, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Yaw Nketia Yeboah, urged the public to assist the police with information that would enable them to arrest the three robbers who are currently at large.
Recounting the attacks, Mr Yeboah said the robbers stopped motorists on the Jejeti stretch between Bunsu and Nkawkaw at about 4:00 p.m last Sunday and harassed the travellers. They were robbing them when a driver of a private vehicle, also travelling on the same corridor, started exchanging fire with the robbers.
In the ensuing confusion, two of the robbers, Razak and Amposah, according to ASP Yeboah, were shot on the left shoulder and in the right thigh.
"The Akyem Anyinam police arrived at this point but the rest of the gang fled into the bush and with the help of the driver of the private vehicle, the police were able to arrest Gyewu.
The two injured robbers, according to Mr Yeboah, were sent to the Anyinam Health Line Medical Centre where they were treated and discharged.
"The three had been in the custody of the Eastern Regional Police Command until we were directed to send them to the Police Headquarters in Accra to assist in further investigations", he stated.
No official report of robbery
Mr Nketia Yeboah said no passenger or bus driver had officially reported the incident to the Eastern Regional Police Command.