Radiologist and controversial singer Blakk Rasta has voiced his displeasure with the two Jubilee House troops who were reportedly implicated in an armed robbery.
He claimed that since military officers at Jubilee House were detained for allegedly engaging in robbery, the threat of corruption in the nation has grown more apparent.
The contentious media figure criticized the government for failing to prevent and eradicate corruption, which led to its spread to the executive branch.
After it was reported that troops at the Jubilee House were reportedly involved in a heist, Blakk Rasta said it was embarrassing for the administration and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
“Are you surprised that we have thieves at the Jubilee House? Soldiers who are thieves. They say, show me your friend and I’ll show you your character. Who is the President? Speak to the soldiers who have been arrested, I am sure if you take your time and speak with them they will be able to tell you where the den of thieves is and how much they have looted.
“It’s a shame that people at the Jubilee House did not even think about the seat of government because it is not a role model for them. It doesn’t teach them anything but TV,” aggrieved Blakk Rasta said while speaking on the UrbanBlend show.
For their suspected roles in an armed robbery in Akyem Akanteng in the Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region, Koforidua Circuit Court B remanded four military troops, an immigration officer, and a private security guard into police custody.
Among the accused were PTE/Eric Anim from the 11 Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Accra (now on vacation), L/CPL Nyarko Bernard from the ABF at the Tamale command unit, and Sergeant Mensah Dominic and L/Cpl Tetteh Wayo, both stationed at the Jubilee House.
The two that remained were Kelvin Marfo, a private security guard at the 5th Hour Mining Company in Akyem Akwatia, and L.C.O. Richard Okyere, an immigration officer at the Ministry of Interior.
According to the prosecution, Richard Okyere, the immigration officer, planned the heist using a Mitsubishi L200 with registration number GS-1116-11.
He picked up two military officers at the Jubilee House on November 10, 2023, then went to Pokuase to pick up two more, and in Asamankese, he picked up the final suspect before making his way to Akyem Akanteng.
On November 11, 2023, at three in the morning, the suspects—who were dressed in military uniforms and brandishing military rifles—broke into the 55-year-old complainant, Ofori Samuel, a cocoa buying clerk, and demanded GH¢100,000.00, threatening to use physical force to get it.
When confronted with the guns, the terrified complainant offered 10,000 cash instead of the requested amount, stating that he could obtain the money by selling a 5-gram gold mine that he had that was worth GH¢29,000.
After accepting the offer, the suspects shoved the complainant inside, stole the gold, and ran away. The complainant informed the Osenase police officer and the Akwatia Police Commander about the event right away.
At the Osenase police checkpoint, the suspects were captured, and during their search, two military weapons, four magazines, 62 rounds of live ammo, and a helmet were found.