Robbery charges have been filed against the soldier and others. A Kyebi-Apapam sub-chief, a soldier, and three others were arrested in a police raid on a robbery gang that left four others dead after a gun fight with Ghana Police officers.
Nana Baah, also known as Haruna, is the gang’s sponsor, according to the police; Sergeant Isaac Asare, a Ghanaian Air Force military officer; Philip Kwadwo Larbi, 42; Edward Kwafo, 35; and Abass Baah, 36.
Nana Baah, in addition to being the gang’s sponsor, allegedly gave away his car, which was used in the gang’s robbery activity. Sargeant Asare is said to be the one who supplied the gang with guns for their operations.
According to the Daily Graphic, the arrest of the suspects and the death of four of their gang members was reported by Supt. Sheila Kessie Abayie Buckman, Director of the Ghana Police Service’s Public Affairs Directorate, who claimed that the operation leading to the arrest took place on April 27 and 28 at different locations in the Eastern Region.
She said Philip Larbi was apprehended by the police on April 27 after the gang’s hideout in an unfinished building in Ntoaso, a suburb of Nsawam, was discovered.
“Philip and seven others, all armed, engaged the police in a shootout, injuring four of them and allowing three others to flee,” said Supt Abayie Buckman.
On the same day, Abass Baah and Edward Kwafo were arrested in Kyebi, Abuakwa South Municipality.
“However, Nana Baah was apprehended at the CID headquarters the next day when he was spotted,” she said.
Following the gunfight between the gang and the police, four of the robbers were shot and rushed to the Police Hospital in Accra, where they were pronounced dead. Police confiscated various pistols loaded with bullets, extra loaded cartridges, machetes, pepper spray, taser, binoculars, dagger, and motorcycles from the gang’s hideout, according to Supt. Abayie Buckman.
“An Infinity 4-wheel vehicle with registration number GC 598-19 that was assumed to be owned by Nana Baah and driven by Sgt Isaac Asare at the time of arrest has also been impounded,” she added.
She urged the public and health facilities in and around Nsawam and Kyebi to keep an eye out for people with gunshot wounds who might come to them for help.
“These individuals are known to be heavily armed and pose a significant threat to society, and they must be reported to the nearest police station,” she said. Robbery charges have been filed against a soldier and others.