An accomplice, identified only as Dauda, is currently on the run.
Attack at dawn
Briefing journalists, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said the four suspects attacked the victim (name withheld) in his house about 2 a.m. on October 4, 2015.
After subjecting the victim to severe beatings, the suspected robbers tied him with a flying tie and looted his house, making away with an HP laptop, an Ipad, a Samsung phone, a set of jewellery and GHc600.
Mr Yohuno said not satisfied with the booty, the suspects demanded the ignition key to the victim’s Toyota Hilux pick-up which was parked in the compound and drove off, after loading the stolen items into it.
Unknown to the suspected robbers, he said, the victim had installed a vehicle-tracking device on the Toyota Hilux.
He said with the help of the device, the police managed to intercept the vehicle at the Chopoli Barrier on the Sogakope road within an hour of the robbery. It was suspected they were heading towards Togo to sell the vehicle.
Police investigations, he said, revealed that a man identified only as Dauda, the leader of the gang, had used his taxi, with registration number GE 8860-11, for the operation but failed to accompany the other suspects to Sogakope for the sale of the vehicle and the stolen items.
The police, Mr Yohuno said, also retrieved all the stolen items and the GHc600.
He said investigations had also established that the four suspects were the same people who had attacked an accountant in his house at Atta Moses Down, a suburb of Weija, about 1:30 a.m. on September 19, 2015.
In that operation, the suspects, who had gained access to the accountant’s house through his kitchen, requested for the ignition keys to his V8 4X4 vehicle.
They drove away in the vehicle with the stolen items but on their way they got involved in an accident at Denu.