Robbers arrested for robbing bank in Accra


4 robbers suspected of specializing in breaking into banks and other financial institutions in some parts of Accra were Tuesday remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court.

The accused, Kwaku Boateng, alias Chairman, a 47-year-old self-styled businessman; Bright Owusu, 27, unemployed; Michael Ofori, a 28-year-old mechanic, and Latif Musah, 25, a footballer; are said to have been on the police wanted list since 2013.

They pleaded not guilty to six counts of conspiracy, unlawful entry and stealing.

They are to reappear before the court on March 1, 2016.
Boateng is said to be the leader of the gang who recruited the others after some of the members of his original gang were arrested and imprisoned after prosecution in 2013.

The police mounted a manhunt for the gang, following reports from a number of banks that their premises had been broken into and their money and other valuable items were stolen.

According to the police, between November 23, 2015 and February 3, this year, the gang broke into some financial institutions located at Dzorwulu, Darkuman Nyamekye, Nii Boi Town, Abeka and Aplaku, all in Accra, where they made away with various sums and some electronic gadgets.


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