In Brong Ahafo Taxi drivers in police grips for robbing a gold dealer of GH₵ 50,000

Yaw Isaac, 27 and Asante Maxwell, 32, are alleged to have conspired together with an unnamed accomplice who is currently on the run to rob the victim, Sumaila Ibrahim

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The Wenchi Divisional Police Command has arrested two taxi drivers in the Brong Ahafo Region for conspiring and robbing a gold dealer at a gun point to an amount of GH₵ 50,000.

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Yaw Isaac, 27 and Asante Maxwell, 32, are alleged to have conspired together with an unnamed accomplice who is currently on the run to rob the victim, Sumaila Ibrahim.

On Thursday January 19, 2017, at about 7:30am, the complainant boarded the taxi of Yaw Isaac from Wenchi heading towards Banda Nkwanta, a mining community in the Bole District of the Northern Region.

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According to Ultimatefmonline.com, Sumaila Ibrahim, a gold dealer, is a regular customer of Yaw Isaac and makes trips together with the victim to Banda Nkwanta, a well-known gold purchasing area in the Northern region.

But on the said day, upon reaching Subinso II and Branam on the Wenchi – Wa Highway, his accomplices in another taxi crossed their way and threatened to kill the gold dealer if he refused to surrender the amount of money he was traveling with.

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All this while, Yaw Isaac feigned innocence and allowed his friends to seize the about GH¢50,000 from Sumaila Ibrahim and fled

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The Wenchi Divisional Police Commander, ACP Peter Gyimah said that, “the victim and the taxi driver later came and reported the matter to us. We earlier had intelligence as they were hatching the plan so we detained the taxi driver for further interrogation.

He admitted to committing the crime and led us to arrest Asante Maxwell. We managed to track down [the one on the run] at Techiman but on arrival at his home he had wind of our presence and fled. We ransacked the room and retrieved GH¢43,000”, he revealed.

According to him, the two will be arraigned before court and provisionally charged for robbery.

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