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Three (3) suspected armed robbers who posed as military men have been arrested by the Wassa Akropong police command.
The three who wore military uniforms for their operations in Wassa Asikuma a town near Wassa Akropong in the northern part of the Western region last Friday 28th October are alleged to have attacked a group of taxi drivers, tied them and took various sums of money from them.
Residents of the town say they have been subjected to such robberies in the past two months but the several reports made to the police have amounted to nothing.
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It only took the courage of some town folks who realized that the suspects were not military personnel and managed to apprehend and hand them over to the Wassa Akropong Police.
A court in Tarkwa sitting on the case has adjourned hearing to Thursday November 16, 2017.
Some of the residents and a victim of the robbers, Abugri Haruna confirmed to Empire Community News that the suspects took responsibility for the robbery incidents recorded in the area and have threatened to kill residents who facilitated their arrest if they are released.
Haruna said, “they say they will be back to kill me and all the others who arrested and handed them over to the police, ‘our boss will let us out soon we will kill all of you.”
According to him, he was nearly killed when the suspects broke into his room and robbed him but it took pleas from his pregnant wife for the robbers spared his life.
“I urged them to take anything they want but pleaded with them to spare my life so I can take care of my pregnant wife and the unborn baby,” Haruna said.
The suspects are said to have also confirmed, upon further interrogation that the military uniforms and handcuffs are supplied them by their Kumasi based leader.