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Third suspect in bullion van robbery arrested in Togo

A third suspect allegedly involved in the Ablekuma Fan milk bullion van robbery which resulted in the murder of General Lance Corporal Callistus Amoah has been arrested.

The arrest of the third suspect was a  collaboration between Ghana Police Service and  Togo  interpol.

The third suspect named Blessing Njoma, a Nigerian was arrested at Asigame market in Lome, the capital of Togo.

This brings to three suspects arrested in connection with the Ablekuma Fan milk bullion van robbery.

Two suspects Benjamin Ojogbe, unemployed and Rashid Abdul have been remanded into Police custody by the Kaneshie District Court for their alleged involvement in daylight bullion van attack, which led to death of a police officer at Ablekuma Fan milk.

Their accomplices are said to have bolted with GH₵145, 163.08.

According to police information, the Aflao District Police Command gathered intelligence that one of the suspects has been spotted in Asigame market in Lome, Togo.

District Crime Officer Deputy Superintend of Police (DSP) Eric Vondee, Inspectors Gabriel Damadzi, Martin Afari Koranteng and Corporal  Issah Ayamba  proceeded to Asigame market in Lome-Togo.

With the assistance of Togo Interpol, they arrested suspect Blessing Njoma, a Nigerian.

The suspect was searched at the spot but nothing incriminating was found on him.

The police information said the suspect was taken to Togo Interpol Headquarters and when his body was searched, old bullet scars were found on the right shoulder. 

He told the police that the old bullet scars were the result of being shot in Nigeria in 2014 in a fight. 

Police say efforts are being made to search his place of abode before bringing him to Ghana. 

Meanwhile, the two suspects in remanded into police custody Benjamin Ojogbe, and Rashid Abdul were picked up at Circle Railways while they were “enjoying themselves” at about 1:30am.

The accused persons have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder of Lance Corporal Callistus Amoah. Their pleas were not taken.

The accused persons in the bullion Van attack are expected to reappear before the court presided over by Nana Abena Asor Owusu Amenyo on July 24.

Videos of the incident show members of the public rescuing the fatally shot policeman from a pick-up truck.

The truck with registration number GT 1254-10 was attacked shortly after stopping at the fuel station.

The vehicle stopped at the fuel station to pick up cash.

The driver of the truck, however, escaped unhurt during the attack.

The police officer was said to have been shot multiple times in a suspected robbery attempt on occupants of the van at a fuel station at Ablekuma.

The policeman was seated in a passenger seat in front of the vehicle on security duties when he was shot at close range.

Armed robbers have to obtain accurate information on when cash is moved in and out of a financial institution or bank.

This will mostly be the work of least suspected people like a neatly dressed young guy or an innocently dressed lady hanging in the vicinity.

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