Three Suspects Arrested For Kasoa Robbery

Police have arrested three people for their alleged involvement in a mobile money robbery at Kasoa.

The suspects, armed with a pump-action gun shot a mobile money merchant, at his business centre on December 20, 2022.

The arrested suspects shot the victim from behind and robbed him of an unspecified amount of money.

The suspects are Michael Otu, alias Rider, Godfred Okine and Asaa Faisal alias Commander, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the robbery and provides the gang with weapons.

Godfred Okine, later complained of ill health and was rushed to the hospital but died while receiving medical attention.

His body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

An initial investigation into his demise by the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) established that the deceased suspect was handled professionally by the officers from the time he was arrested until his passing.

The PPSB has also made contact with the family of the deceased suspect as part of its investigation.

The two other suspects, Michael Otu and Asaa Faisal were put before the Ofaakor District Court on December 29, 2022, and were remanded into Police custody to reappear in court on January 12, 2023.

The injured victim is receiving medical treatment and is in stable condition.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway, to arrest the other suspect who is on the run.