On Monday, July 17, 2023, a man regarded as the gang head of a prominent robbery group in Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region was arrested in an act by some observant people.
According to 3news.com, the individual, identified as Nii Addo, has been on the police’s wanted list for a while for stealing locals’ phones.
According to the allegation, Nii Addo was recently caught on CCTV stealing cell phones from some innocent homeowners on the main Adientem route, off Sycamore Hospital, at night.
It went on to say that the gang members operated in the enclave by riding motorbikes and stealing the phones of unsuspecting victims.
However, while operating in the Takoradi Market Circle on Monday, the leader’s luck ran out when he was captured by some attentive citizens.
According to the article, his victim – the person he was unlucky enough to steal from – is a Kumasi-based radio broadcaster who also works as a film producer.
A journalist based in the area explained that the radio presenter had parked his car around the YOU 84 area at the Market Circle in the evening of Monday, July 17.
He was suddenly pounced on by some robbers on a motorbike, snatching his iPhone 11 Promax, just around the Kojokrom Trotro Station.
The victim-presenter is said to immediately jumped into his car, and with the help of some good Samaritans, he gave the robbers a hot chase until he caught up with them.
“I quickly gave them a hot chase along the highway and hit them with my vehicle. They fell into the gutter and one was able to flee but the leader was arrested. We realized they had already snatched the bags of over four ladies. We handed him over to the Police but the other one left with the phone. We got to the police station and he was already on the wanted list of the police. He is a notorious armed robber who is also alleged to have robbed some residents in Tarkwa,” he report stated.
In 2017, Nii Addo was arrested by the Kwesimintsim Police Command and accused of being a protégé of the notorious criminal, Atta Ayi, the report added.
The report added that it is unclear what made the police release him.