BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Dzolokpuita Magistrate Court has remanded into police custody some ten (10) persons arrested in connection with the stealing of 25 cattle from two herdsmen at Abutia-Kissiflui in the Ho West District.
The ten were said to be part of a group of 15 persons who conspired to commit the crime.
A brief on incident available to Volta Online revealed that, on Wednesday 29th July, 2020, Police had information that two herdsmen were attacked at Abutia-Kissiflui but they managed to escape from their attackers leaving behind their cattle, which they later detected on their return that 25 of them had disappeared.
According to the brief from the Public Relations Unit of the Volta Regional Police Command, an investigation was then launched into the incident, during which some of the suspects identified by victims to Police fiercely resisted arrest and also caused damage to the Anyirawase District Police vehicle. Suspect Robert Akpabli who was handcuffed was aided by the mob to escape with the pair of handcuffs. The development forced the Police to retreat and tactically engage in the future.
Ten suspects were later arrested in a swoop conducted by the Anyirawase Police with support from the Regional SWAT team on Tuesday 18th August, 2020 to assist with investigation. They include, Robert Akpabli, age 29, Farmer, Wisdom Korsi, age 40, farmer, John Hludofia, age 27, farmer, Innocent Agbordzor, age 24, Driver, Senyo Amedzo Afaobo, age 26, Carpenter, Victor Agbordzor, age 56, Farmer, Korsi Duvor, age 28, Farmer, Selorm Amevor, age 19, Head-porter, Fredrick Agbemakplordo, age 40, Driver and Moses Dzisa, age 54, Farmer.
They were then arraigned before the Dzolokpuita magistrate court presided over by His Worship Mr. John Sam and were remanded to reappear on Friday 28 August, 2020.
The Police have so far recovered the pair of handcuffs, which was now damaged and one of the stolen cattle tied in the house of one of the suspects, as they continue investigations to recover the rest of the cattle.