Crime Ex-soldiers involved multiple robbery cases arrested

The two, Aboagye Dacosta and Baffour Micheal, were dismissed from the Ghana Armed Forces owing to acts of indiscipline and insubordination.

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Two former military officers involved in multiple robbery cases have been arrested by the police in Accra.

The two, Aboagye Dacosta and Baffour Micheal, were dismissed from the Ghana Armed Forces owing to acts of indiscipline and insubordination.

Despite their dismissal from the military, the two suspects are accused of wearing their military uniforms to rob and intimidate civilians.

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The two men are under the custody of the Cantonment Police Station in Accra assisting with investigations.

Accra-based UTV first reported the story.

Superintendent Manuel Agyeman, the Divisional Crime Officer at the Cantonment Police Station, said they were informed about the activities of the two ex-service men by some concern Ghanaians who were appalled by their conduct.

"A search was conducted in their homes and truly they were ex-military officers," he said. "They had uniforms and other things they use to cause trouble," he told UTV

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"We are conducting further investigation. We believe they are not alone. They may have other accomplices."

Supt Agyeman also advised the public to volunteer information to the police, vowing to protect the identity of informants.

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