11 suspected criminals have been arrested in connection with the robbery that led to the death of three people at Manso-Dadease in the Amansie South District of Ashanti Region.
According to the Ashanti Regional Crime Officer, ACP Felix Kwasi Cosmos, the arrest of the suspects follows activation of police intelligence after a robbery.
“So far, we have picked up about 11 suspects. We are going to screen them and then we will take it from there.
We have also come to the mortuary to come and see those who lost their lives,” he said
It’s now that we are going to sit down to analyse the pieces of evidence that we collected so that we can see the way forward.
Yes obviously because we had informants, as soon as the incident occurred, we alerted our informants so some pieces of information begun trickling in.
We had to act fast to pick up some suspects to go and interrogate them,” he explained
The all-male suspects are believed to be linked to the shooting and killing of three people including the driver of District Chief Executive for the area.
The farming community has been thrown into a state of mourning following the killing of three, including 60-year old resident, Kwame Danso.
.The attack which occurred at about 7:40 p.m on Monday saw residents running for their dear lives, as the robbers who wore no hood fired indiscriminately.
The robbery was targeted at one gold dealer, Elvis Aning .
Recalling the incident Elvis Aning said the robbers demanded he hands over gold and cash in his possessions.
“I was evaluating my daily sales when at about 7: 40, three armed stoutly built men entered my office uninvited.
“Two of them carried guns and another wielded a machete. They ordered me to lie on the floor; I obeyed. Then they ordered me to hand over gold and cash.
“My safe was not locked so one of them opened it and took everything away. All the while, one of them manned the gate outside.
“I lost, in all, about 26,000, made up of four pounds of raw gold valued at about ¢10,000 and cash of ¢16,000”.