Police Inspector arrested for leading a gold robbery gang in Obuasi


A Police Inspector named Godwin Mensah stationed at Agona Swedru in the Central Region has been arrested for leading his colleagues to rob a gold dealer.

A publication by indicates that Godwin Mensah who also works with the Operation Vanguard team at Obuasi went on an operation with a Lance Corporal and Taxi driver.

Confirming the incident, the Obuasi police said the two police officers all dressed in police uniforms and armed with AK 47 assault rifles each went to the victim at Memerewa Number 1 near Obuasi.


The two policemen after successfully arresting the gold dealer searched the victim’s living room and forcibly took his cash, the sum of GH¢10,000, which was concealed in different amounts in a brown envelope, and a black polythene bag respectively in his traveling bag.

Interestingly, the two policemen after robbing the gold dealer took him hostage and sped off in a waiting Daewoo Matiz taxi cab with registration number AC 9310- 18, yellow and white in colour and sped off towards Obuasi.

But the Obuasi Mile 9 police patrol team upon tipoff gave from the victim’s wife moved swiftly and intercepted the said taxi.

Unfortunately, the taxi driver and the Lance Corporal have managed to escape but the Inspector was arrested with service rifle number KP-2389922.

Twenty-Eight rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the arrested suspect together with cash the sum of GH¢5,800, being part of the victim’s money.


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