The Bono Regional command of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has arrested a suspected armed robber cum a rapist who is alleged to be terrorizing women in the Sunyani municipality and its environs.
In a statement signed and copied to Ark News by the Bono Regional Crime Officer for the command, Chief Supt. Nana Kwaku Duah, it stated that between the year 2019 up to now, a young man who is in his late twenties with the command withholding his name started robbing residents more particularly women and in the process rapping them.
“Some few cases of robbery and rape involving the suspect were reported at the regional police headquarters in Sunyani and the Sunyani district police command” the statement added.
The reported cases according to the statement became a matter of security concern to the police command and the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) of the Region.
“The Regional Police command in collaboration with the Sunyani divisional police command as a result placed the suspect on is wanted list although the identity was not readily known to the police since the suspect was always in a face mask or wearing his hurdy shirt with its cap on” the statement explained.
“Some detectives with the municipality were put on the ground to conduct surveillance on the suspect on his possible arrest. During the process the suspect again robbed some victims in Sunyani and sexually abused them as well. The suspect was later arrested from his hideout at NAT Vission Hotel in Baakoniaba a suburb in Sunyani of which the command retrieved a gun” the statement opined.
The statement further entreated persons who have fallen victims to the suspects activities to report to the regional crime officer, Chief Supt Nana Kwaku Duah for assistance.
“The general public, particularly woman have been cautioned to avoid moving alone in dark places at odd times and also avoid coming out at such period to inspect their electricity meters anytime their lights are off”
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