Three remanded into police custody for attack on mobile money vendor

Three suspects arrested in connection with a robbery incident that occurred at a mobile money shop at Nasia in the North East Region have been remanded into police custody.

The accused persons, slapped with stealing, are Wahab Yakubu, 28; Fuseini Yakubu, 25 and Imoro Mohammed, 22.

The trio allegedly attacked and robbed the vendor Ibrahim Abubakari at gunpoint and bolted with GHC25,000 on Wednesday, July 28 at about 6:30 pm.

However, they were captured by a CCTV camera installed in the mobile money shop.

The CCTV video recordings were quickly handed to the Walewale District Command, leading to their arrest.

The pleas of the accused persons are yet to be taken by the court

They are to reappear on August 18, 2021, as police continue with their investigations.

Meanwhile, the Regional Command in a press release signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer, ASP Robert Anabiik Anmain, has appealed to the public to volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of one other suspect.

A reward of GHC2,000 has been promised for anyone who provides information for the arrest of the other suspect.

Mobile money vendors have been victims of armed robbery attacks as criminals see them as easy prey.

Several cases of such attacks have been reported recently.

May 26, 2020

A 30-year-old mobile money vendor was shot dead at Kyobariyiri in the Jirapa municipality of the Upper West Region by armed men, who attacked and robbed him on his way home from work.

The deceased, Emmanuel Baba-Ennawuori, was pronounced dead at the Jirapa Hospital, where he was rushed, after sustaining gunshot wounds.

On March 1, 2020

Armed men attacked and killed the Assemblymember for Sogakope in the Volta Region and took away GH¢30,000.

Mawutor Adzahli, who is a mobile money merchant, was knifed several times and shot in a dawn attack in his home at Sogakope.

December 28, 2019

A mobile money vendor, identified as Oldman Stephen, was killed by suspected armed robbers in his room at Choribang, a suburb of Bole in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.

The incident happened at about 10:30 pm and the victim was rushed to the Bole Government Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival following the severe gunshot wounds he suffered.

September 12, 2019

A mobile money vendor was allegedly killed by his friend at Gomoa Nyanyarno in the Central region.

The deceased, whose name was given as Joseph Koomson, was stabbed three times and died on the spot.

The victim’s family said he confronted the suspect who attempted to steal his money which resulted in a fight.

September 4, 2019 

Fuseini Inusah, 29, a mobile money vendor was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region.

The incident occurred at about 8.45 pm when the victim was returning home from work. The assailants left one locally manufactured gun at the scene.

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