Robbers attack and rape Thai victim

A four-member robbery gang that allegedly attacked some Thais and their Ghanaian host, raping one of the foreigners at Deduako in Kumasi, had been busted.

The suspects, Kwaku Sarpong, 28, Nana Akwasi Agyemang, 22, Kwame Antwi, alias “Ghost Killer”, 28, and Kwadwo Kumi, 22, are being held at the Kumasi Central Police Station.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Augustine Gyenning, the Ashanti Regional Commander, told a press briefing that the suspects raided the house where the Ghanaian is staying with her Thai friends at about 2200 hours on Tuesday January 14.

They seized a Toshiba laptop computer, a digital camera, mobile phones, jewelry, cash of GH¢5,500.00 and US$800.00 from the victims.

Not only that, the robbers’ raped one of the Thai ladies and another was spared because she had menstruated at the time.

They were arrested at their Kenyase hideout between January 17-20, following police investigations.

An unregistered motorbike, a laptop computer and its bag, four base ball cups and a wrist watch, believed to have been stolen were retrieved from them.

DCOP Gyenning said one of the suspects, Kumi, had been on the police wanted list for his involvement in a string of robbery incidents.

He said he had strong conviction that the four were the very same criminals who had been attacking and terrorizing students staying at hostels in Ayeduase, close to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Regional Commander, urged people who had fallen prey to the gang to report to the police. GNA

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