BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Shocking revelations have emerged about the widely reported botched robbery incident at the Melcom Store in Ho last Sunday, in which two persons have been arrested.
Fresh details obtained by Volta Online about the incident revealed that, contrary to initial reports of armed robbery attack on the departmental store, the incident was rather an attempted murder mission against the branch Manager by one of the two suspects currently in custody.
According to information gathered by Volta Online from insider sources, the suspect who has only been identified as Louis was said to be a former employee at shop, who was recently dismissed for gross misconduct.
Having been peeved about his sacking, he made a return to the shop last Sunday afternoon to ostensibly exert his ‘pound of flesh’ from the branch manager, who he believed masterminded his unceremonious exit.
Details of Sunday’s Incident
Eyewitnesses’ account on the incident revealed that, Louis entered the Melcom shop between 11:30am and 12:00 noon that Sunday (June 21, 2020) wearing a motorbike helmet and a nose mask, with a request to see the branch manager.
He was then directed to the manager’s office, where moments later a gunshot was fired, triggering the fire system in the shop to sound alarm continuously. This led to some chaos in the shop as shoppers and shop attendants began to run for cover, amidst shouts for help.
In the midst of the confusion, the suspect then ordered the manager out of the building with the gun pointed at him. Upon reaching outside and sensing danger from some early responders who were rushing to the scene, Louis took to his heels towards the back of the building where he had a motorbike waiting for him.
He however run out of luck in his attempt to escape, as he was accosted together with the motorbike rider by some mechanics and a team of private security personnel stationed at the Stadium Gate Shopping Centre, which is also within the vicinity.
His real identity was then unraveled when the helmet taken off his head. Louis and his accomplice have since been handed over to a team of Police personnel who arrived at the scene from Ho Municipal Police Command.
A team of fire fighters also rushed to the scene as a result of an alert they received from the fire system in the shop.
Corporal Prince Dogbatse, Spokesperson for the Regional Police Command told Volta Online that, Louis was still in custody assisting with investigations, while his accomplice, the motor rider was granted bail as he was found not be involved in the alleged crime.
When asked the possible charges against the suspect, the police source said with the current turn of events, the suspect could be slapped with a charge of attempted murder.
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