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DCOP Ken Yeboah, the Ashanti regional Police Commander has explained that, the Nkawie District Command on Friday, June 2, 2017, arrested the five armed robbers at Essouwin-Dotwi forest for their involvement in a robbery at a small scale mining site at Moseaso, near Ahwerewa, in the Nkawie District.
According to him, the suspects; Gyimah Richardson, Abdul Rashid, Zakari Salifu, Salasi Cletus and Samuel Owusu are 17 years, 20 years, 18 years, 21 years and 20 years old respectively.
The Police Commander, revealed that, a worker of the Small Scale Mining Company at about 9:00am reported to the Nkawie District Police Command that at 7:30am, seven young men wearing hoods and wielding two pump action guns attacked and robbed them of their black gold concentrate.
He said the suspects attacked and robbed them on their way from their mining site and bolted through the Essouwin-Dotwi Forest.
The police boss said a team of Policemen from Nkawie Command, assisted by the inhabitants of Essouwin and Esaase, arrested five of the suspects from the forest while two of the suspects managed to escape arrest.
He underscored that two pump action guns and an empty cartridge were retrieved from the arrested suspects. One of them, Abdul Rashid, confessed in his caution statement to Police that suspect Gyimah Richardson, who is a worker of the said company, contracted them to rob the other workers. He indicated that all the five suspects are in custody assisting in investigations.