Two persons suspected to be the masterminds of the murder of the Operations Manager of the Cantonments branch of Ecobank Ghana, Seth Kweku Akyea, during a robbery attack at his residence at Kasoa in 2015 have been arrested. They are Christopher Afreh, 30, alias Indomie or Shadow, and Abdulai Gariba, 33, alias Rebel Leader.
A third suspect, identified as Wisdom Adokpo, alias Moro, 19, is said to be serving a three-year prison sentence at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons following his arrest and prosecution in another robbery case. One other accomplice, identified only as Kojo Joe, alias Hitler, is currently on the run. The incident Briefing journalists at Kasoa, near Accra, yesterday, the Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr. Samuel Kwaku Alordey, said the police had been trailing the suspects after the robbery and murder of Akyea last year.
The 40-year-old manager was shot dead by three unidentified assailants in his Kasoa residence about 9:30 p.m. on August 20, 2015, when he arrived from work. Preliminary investigations by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command established that Akyea’s vehicle was taken by the suspects but later abandoned.
The vehicle has since been retrieved. It was also established that the suspected robbers requested for the car keys from the manager and asked a lady in the car to go into the house. Later, the police found out that the suspected robbers marched Akyea to the passenger side and had a conversation with him before they shot him.
Revelations Through intelligence, Mr. Alordey said, Afreh was arrested at his hideout at Kasoa on June 23, 2016, after which Gariba was also arrested in the same area. According to him, the police established during the interrogation of the suspects that Gariba was the one who shot the victim. He assured the public of efforts by the police to arrest the suspect on the run.