A 31-year-oldman, Richard Cobbina, alias Shaka Zulu, has been arrested by the police for alleged robbery.
The suspect, also known as Custodia, was arrested at a popular drinking spot at Adabraka last Monday night after he had been identified by another robbery suspect. Shaka Zulu allegedly confessed taking part in robbing with some Nigerians on the Spintex Road.
Briefing the Daily Graphic in Accra on Tuesday, the Deputy Accra Regional Police Commander, ACP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said Shaka Zulu and his accomplices allegedly raided the residence of the Nigerians and robbed them of their laptops and personal effects after a friend of the suspect had complained that the Nigerians had defrauded him.
He said Shaka Zulu and his two friends recruited another person, identified as Wise Grey, alias Biggy, to take part in the robbery. He said Biggy allegedly provided the weapons for the operation during which they took away five laptops and other personal effects of their victims.
ACP Yohuno said the victims of the robbery mustered courage to pursue the suspected robbers in a car while the robbers were walking.
According to him, the Nigerians tried to hit the suspects with their car but only one of them, identified only as Old School, who was carrying two of the laptops, was hit.
He said Shaka Zulu and the others escaped upon realizing that it was the Nigerians pursuing them with the car.
ACP Yohuno said the Nigerian victims then handed over Old School to the Sakumono Police to investigate the matter. He added that Old School was currently on remand at the Nsawam Prisons while the police are searching for the two other suspects, identified as Abass and Stone.
He said intelligence led to the arrest Shaka Zulu last Monday, and he allegedly admitted to taking part in the robbery with the explanation that he took part because he needed money to take care of a lady he had impregnated.
ACP Yohuno said the arrest of Shaka Zulu should motivate Ghanaians to trust the police to deal with perpetrators of crime no matter how long it would take.
Source: Daily Graphic