Bunso highway robbery: Two persons arrested

Police in the Eastern Region have arrested two persons in connection to a robbery and murder on the Bunso-Osiem highway.

The suspects, Haruna Amadu and Joseph Nyira, both 25years, reportedly attacked and robbed some tomato traders who were on board a KIA Rhino truck with registration number GC 328-11, on Sunday, June 6.

The truck was travelling from Akyem Begoro in the Eastern Region to Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, when the occupants met their attackers around 4:00am, at Bunso Site 2.

The police, in a statement said, “The suspects robbed the five female traders of their monies and bags at gunpoint. One of them also shot trader called Victoria in the head, killing her as a result.”

Following the operation, the two armed men run into a nearby bush, but were smoked out by police who swiftly came in after learning of the attack.

With the support of some community members, the two were arrested.

Police are said to have retrieved guns and some of the items stolen from the victims.

Items retrieved from the suspects include two unregistered single barrel shot guns, a machete, bags, voter ID Cards and assorted mobile sim cards some of which belonged to the victims.

The suspects and exhibits are in the custody of the police, pending processing for court.

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