Benjamin Akwei, 23, who was part of 3 suspected armed robbers who robbed and raped a policewoman and 2 bankers at Nungua, a suburb of Accra on the 29th of March has been arrested by Nungua police.
Efforts are being made by the police to apprehend Akwei’s other accomplices whose names were only given as Michael Appiah aka Not Nice and one Anago Macho, a Nigerian.
ASP Effiah Tengey, Accra Regional Police Spokesperson who confirmed the story to NsromaMedia said Benjamin Akwei and his accomplice emerged last year after the arrest and prosecution of 4 suspected armed robbers who were terrorizing residents of Nungua.
According to ASP Tengey the gang attack mostly women in their rooms with machetes and other deadly weapons, sometimes rape them and take away their valuables.
In the course of investigations eight female victims, including two bankers and a nurse who claimed to have been robbed, visited the police station where Akwei had been sent, and during an identification parade, identified him as being among the three armed robbers who attacked them.
When Akwei who had wraps of a substance believed to Indian Hemp was interrogated, he admitted the offence and further led the police to the victims’ houses to demonstrate how they (he and his accomplices) entered the houses and raped and robbed their victims as well.