Police arrest a disabled, another for attempted Taxi robbery

    /    Jul 25, 2017   /     Ashanti, NewsBreak  /    0 Comments  /    236 Views

The Manhyia Divisional Police Command on Sunday 23rd July,2017 arrested two(2) suspected armed robbers namely, Akwasi Francis, 22 years and Robert Antwi alias Azonto a 23year old physically disabled person who attempted to rob a taxi  driver at about 2:00am on the said date of his Toyota Corolla Taxi cab with registration number BA  2910-14.

The two suspects Akwasi Francis and Robert Antwi hired the services of the taxi driver from Labour roundabout towards Afful Nkwanta, but upon reaching the children’s park, suspect Akwasi Francis who was then seated at the front passenger’s seat pulled out a locally manufactured pistol, whiles Robert Antwi then sated at the back passenger seat also pulled out a knife on the driver ordering him to get down from the car.

The driver resisted and held the pistol pointed at him by suspect Akwasi Francis.

During the scuffle, suspect Robert Antwi who was then holding the knife stabbed the driver several times in the head, neck, forehead and his back in order to subdue him.

Luck however, eluded the two suspects, when some bystanders saw them in the car struggling with the taxi driver and went to his aid.

They were immediately apprehended and handed over to the Manhyia Divisional Police Command, where they have since been in custody assisting Police in investigations.

During interrogation, Akwasi Francis mentioned suspect Francis Kofi Sarpong, 22year old drivers mate as the one who gave him the locally made pistol. He was also arrested by the Police from his hideout.

The suspect Kofi Sarpong when arrested also mentioned suspect Justice Bawuah, 43years, as the source of the weapon.

He was subsequently arrested to assist in investigations.

One locally made pistol, 13 assorted mobile phones and I-pads were retrieved from the suspects.

Meanwhile the taxi driver is currently at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology hospital receiving treatment.

Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com

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