Tema, Aug 1, GNA – A 16-year-old Junior High School (JHS) student is in the grips of the Tema Police for allegedly conspiring with two other persons to rob commuters on the Accra-Tema motorway.
He was apprehended together with Charles Kofi Lavie, a 38-year-old labourer, and a resident of Ashaiman Newtown.
Information from the Tema Regional Police Command indicated that a third suspect managed to escape arrest.
Lavie and the boy were arrested by personnel of the Highway Patrol Unit of the Tema Regional Police Command on Thursday evening at about 19:30 hours during their usual patrols on the motorway.
The patrol team spotted a vehicle parked at a place notoriously known for attacks along the motorway and approached its occupants to offer help if they needed assistance.
As the police officers were approaching the vehicle, the driver drew the personnel attention to some three men wielding machetes approaching from the bush.
The Command indicated that the three were signalled to surrender their weapons but only one of them obliged while the other two took to their heels.
They were chased amidst firing of warning shots, and one was arrested while the other one who is believed to be in possession of a gun managed to escape.
Awutwum and Lavie were sent to the Tema Regional Police Headquarters to be investigated.