FOUR SUSPECTED armed robbers including a discharged army officer, Iddrisu Ato, 31 and a policeman, L/Clp Martin Adjare, 38, attached to the Mobile Force Unit, were yesterday arrested by officers of the Accra Regional Police Command at Achimota in Accra.
The two others are Harrison Tawiah, 36, a driver and Agbeko Manah, 28, a carpenter.
They were arrested at Achimota near a charcoal station yesterday at about 5:30am while on a robbery expedition.
According to DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Deputy Commander of the Accra Regional Police Headquarters, his outfit had information that some four persons, with some in police and military uniform in a taxi cab, had been attacking people at some market centres and robbing them of valuables around 4:00am and noon time.
Officers were therefore dispatched to the base to ambush the suspects.
At about 5:30am on Tuesday, a KIA Rio taxi cab with registration number GE 7537-11, pulled up with a policeman and a military officer holding AK 47, two handcuffs and a magazine.
They were immediately rounded up. Iddrisu, after his arrest, tore the military uniform and threw it away.
However, during interrogation, the four confessed to operating within Achimota charcoal station area, IPS and Adenta.
So far, a victim has identified one of them ,explaining that they had crossed him with a taxi at Achimota while heading towards the new terminal after he visited the Mile 7 Western Union branch to collect GHÂ¢1,100, equivalent of $700 sent to him by a relative abroad.
The suspects took the money as well as his motorbike on which he was riding.
The four, according to the police chief, usually went to suspected drug pushers and arrested them. While taking them to the police station, they extorted money from their victims and then allowed them to go.
The four are currently caged at the cells of the Central Police Station.
They would be arraigned after investigations are completed.
Checks at the Armed Forces showed that Leading Aircraft Man Iddrisu was discharged from the service in 2006.
BY Rocklyn Antonio