A Magistrate Court in Asankragwa in the Western Region has remanded into prison custody two Jubilee House National Security Operatives for allegedly robbing a mining company of their gold concentrate.
According to the court, it has no jurisdiction in hearing the case
and therefore remanded all nine suspects into prison custody to allow
for prosecutors to take the matter to a Higher Court
Our reporter in the Western Region revealed that the two Security
Operative and their accomplices are expected to appear before the
Takoradi Circuit Court on the next adjourned date which is May 26, 2020.
The suspects have been identified as George Osei, stationed at the
popular Asomdwee Park near Osu Castle in Accra, and 35-year-old Anas
Adams, who is also Security Oper.
The other suspects are; George Ohene Adjei 56 years, driver and owner
of the vehicle; Jonathan Aryer 28 years, Unemployed; Agyeman Jackson,
29 years, Unemployed; Isaac Okuampah 29 years painter; Patrick Fordjour,
29 years, taxi Driver, Kumasi; and Samuel Obeng 35, who was allegedly
dismissed as a soldier from the Ghana Army and Kofi Asante, the alleged
leader of the gang, who managed to escape.
It would be recalled that Hotstoriesgh.com on Monday broke the news of Nine (9) armed
robbers, including two operatives of National Security who work
directly at the Presidency in the Jubilee House Operations, who had been
arrested by the Asankragwa Divisional Police for allegedly robbing a
mining site near Atalla in the Western Region of Ghana.
The police said the nine men were arrested on board an unregistered
black Toyota Land Cruiser Prado on the Asankragwa- Wasa Dunkwa road
while the police were on snap check duties.
Items retrieved from them included a vehicle number plate with
registration number AS 6646-20, gold concentrate in five gallons, 15
mobile phones, various foreign currencies, and four bags in which there
were two military uniforms.
The Police in a report said at the mining site in order to effect the
robbery, which happened at about 4:00 am on the 25th of April 2020,
Samuel Obeng allegedly wore one of the uniforms bearing the rank of
Sergeant while Agyeman Jackson wore one other with the rank of a
The robbers subjected the workers to severe beatings, handcuffed and
tied them with ropes and abandoned them to their fate and rob them of
their gold concentrate.
“The supposed soldiers after the robbery, folded the military
uniforms into their respective bags and fled in their vehicle. The
workers managed to free themselves and ran away. The Police visited the
scene and managed to retrieve the damaged handcuffs and the workers
informed police that the suspects came there to rob them of their gold
concentrate. The suspects are in custody whilst the vehicle and all
other items retained,” a police report about the incident read in part.