Operation Vanguard police officer remanded for robbery

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A circuit court in the Ashanti Region has remanded the police inspector, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a robbery incident at Mmamerewa in the Obuasi Municipality, into police custody.

Inspector Godwin Mensah, attached to the Operation Vanguard, was said to have conspired with another police officer and a driver, who are currently on the run, to rob a gold dealer of GHC10,000.00.

He pleaded not guilty and would re-appear before the Obuasi Circuit Court on June 17.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kwabena Oduro Boateng, prosecuting, told the court, presided over by Mrs Joyce Boahen, that the suspect and his accomplices were arrested at Kunka checkpoint at Obuasi.

This was after a distress call to the police to help in a robbery incident at Mmamiriwa.

He said the other accomplices, a police officer and the driver of the vehicle, managed to escape when the police tried to arrest them.

ASP Boateng said the culprits succeeded in robbing the gold dealer of GHC10,000.00 after severe beatings.

Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from GNA

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