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Notorious Impersonators who Robbed Mobile Money Vendor Arrested by Ghanaian Police

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A recent spate of robberies targeted at clients of financial institutions in Ghana has been linked to a syndicate group consisting of Isaac Amejor, Michael Baffour (alias Mike), and Muntakilu Saddick. The group had been impersonating military, police, and police investigators (CID) to carry out their nefarious activities. They were finally apprehended by the Ghanaian police and charged with conspiracy, impersonation, robbery, preparation to commit crime, restriction on the use of military uniform and equipment, and being on premises for unlawful purposes.

One of their victims was Priscilla Quansah, a mobile money vendor who had gone to the Dansoman Branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank to withdraw money. The disguised spy among the group entered the banking hall, spotted the victim, and called his accomplices, who forced her into the back seat of their car, robbed her of GHS4,950, and abandoned her. The accused collected the contact number of the driver and assured him that they would always work with him.

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The accused had been operating with impunity for a while, but their luck ran out when the police were able to track and arrest them. They were remanded in custody due to the nature of their crimes and their lack of a fixed place of abode. The accused pleaded not guilty to all charges, and their trial is set for May 23, 2023. The prosecution has been ordered to file disclosures by May 17, 2023.

For the most part, the Ghanaian police have been working hard to curb crime in the country, and this latest arrest is a testament to their commitment. However, there is a need for more public education on how to stay safe while transacting financial services in the country. Clients should be wary of suspicious characters who might be monitoring their movements and report any such activities to the police immediately.

In conclusion, the arrest of this syndicate group is a step in the right direction towards curbing crime in Ghana. It sends a clear message that criminals will not be allowed to operate with impunity in the country. The public also has a role to play in ensuring that their communities are safe by reporting any suspicious activities to the police.

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