Three persons have been apprehended by Eastern regional Police for allegedly robbing a fetish priest and at the same time kidnapping his son and driver.
They are part of a park of eight criminals who ambushed the home of the fetish priest known as Emmanuel Sarpong, a fetish priest at Tei-Nkwanta, a town in Koforidua over the weekend and stole from him.
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DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the PRO for Eastern Regional Police said Nana Hiamankyene was not around the day the robbery occurred.
He reported the suspects that broke into his property and attacked the inhabitants of his home and abducted his son, Eric Amponsah, 34 and his taxi driver, Enock Addo, 26.
He stated that they took away his three sound speakers and 42 inches Nasco flat screen and one power amplifier and a whopping amount of 14,000 cedis. They also made took away with his taxi cab, registration number ER 418 – 16.
Per the complainant, the suspects made a call to him and ordering him to pay an amount of 40,000 cedis before they let go of the victims.
They even made away with 700 cedis as they compelled Mr. Addo to make a call to his brother and demanded the amount before they let him go. After the 700 cedis was paid, they did not let him go.
Officers of the police Criminal Investigations Department and Counter Terrorism Unit reacted upon receiving the information and raided Ayisikrom forest, near Nankese to free the victims, DSP added.
The suspects renewed the demand of the ransom, but this time, they reduced it to 37,000 cedis. The PRO said the robbers deserted the taxi in the forest.
Per DSP Tetteh, the dwellers of the village aided them in arresting two of the suspects namely, Kwadwo Asare, 22, and Fatawu Lukeman, 27 but the six took to their heels. The abducted victims were then set free and their items retrieved.
On Monday, the police apprehended the third suspect, 33-year-old Felix Yaw Tettey in his hiding abode.
The suspects informed the police that they were enlisted by one “Igboman” who happens to be their leader and urged them to embark on the operation.