Wanted Police Officer finally grabbed in Elimina

A Lance Corporal, Bright Akosa of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has been arrested for his involvement in alleged robbery.

Wanted Police Officer finally grabbed in Elimina

He is alleged to be part of a car-snatching and robbery syndicate operating within the Greater Accra and the Central regions.

Lance Corporal Akosa who was on top of the GPS wanted list was finally nabbed on Tuesday morning at Elmina in the Central Region by police personnel from Accra.

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Though his mother unit was the SWAT, one of the operational units of the GPS but been attached to the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Accra for the past two years, Akosa had no respect for law and order.

He was apprehended alongside a civilian accomplice called Francis Aidoo. The two have since been handed over to the Anti-Armed Robbery Unit of CID Headquarters, Accra for investigation.

On Tuesday, September 15, they were both arrested after the police from Accra, got information that the suspect were selling a robbed Nissan Versa (GW 6818-20) to unsuspecting buyers.

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“Plain clothes personnel who were dispatched for the said operation arrested the suspect in the course of the transaction and sent him to Accra for investigation to commence,” a source said.

A source said the Regional Crime Officer had detailed a CID operative to feign interest in buying the car, and the price was agreed at GH¢8,500.

In the process of the transaction, the officers arrested the policemen and the civilian suspects at about 7:00 am.

A spot search conducted on the police officer led to the recovery of a foreign pistol loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition, police ID card, voters’ ID card, GCB Visa card, Bank of Africa Visa card , National Identification ID card (Ghana Card),  all bearing the name of the police officer and an iPhone 7 Plus.

Also, a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs, known in local parlance as wee, a lighter and a black mobile phone were recovered from Francis Aidoo.

They are facing a preliminary charge of robbery and possession of narcotic drug without lawful authority and possession of fire arm and ammunition without lawful authority.