About 12 people have been detained by the Ghana Police Service on suspicion of being part of a syndicate that is to blame for several crimes throughout the nation. The offenders were reportedly apprehended between July 2022 and January 2023 as a consequence of a persistent operation, according to the police.
“The Police have detained twelve individuals who are part of an organized crime group responsible for a slew of robberies, murders, and carjackings in three different parts of the nation. The arrests are the result of a long-term, intelligence-driven investigation by a special police squad that mounted surveillance on the gang’s operations throughout the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and Eastern Regions between July 2022 and January 2023.
Prince Opuni, Kwabena Kyei Barfour, Jeffrey Dwomoh alias Jeff, Clifford Opoku alias Spider, Samuel Adom, William Ansah, Bernard Adu Gyamfi, Anthony Tawiah alias Wizzy, Andrew Kwame Owusu, Musah Sulley, Yaw Acheampong, and Charles Lotherford were listed as suspects in a police statement dated February 1. According to the authorities, the gang used weapons to attack its victims, steal their cars, and then sell the vehicles to other people. “Investigations into the activities of the syndicate revealed that suspect, Jeffry Dwomoh, shot and killed one of his victims, during one of the carjacking expeditions at Brofoyedru near Ahenema Kokoben,” the police statement said.
The police further stated that during the operation, they found ten (10) automobiles that were allegedly taken from their victims by the gang, as well as multiple firearms and ammunition and GHC10,010.00 in cash. The police also stated that they are currently in the process of apprehending a second suspect who is allegedly helping the gang obtain double vehicle documentation. The statement said, “Police are in contact with the majority of the victims who are supporting the investigation, and efforts are underway to contact the other victims.