The Volta Regional Police announced on Saturday night, that they have arrested five out of eight suspects who were involved in an abortive robbery attack on a shop owned by a brother of the MP for Keta, Kwame Gakpey.
Among the five suspects is one Eric who has been identified as ringleader. The gun-toting Eric is also the ruling New Patriotic Party’s branch executive at Tetteh kofe’ in the Keta Municipality.
As a diligent member of the NPP in the Constituency, Eric also doubles as a serial caller and is famous for calling regularly into political programs on Keta based Jubilee Radio (106.9mhz) and also, Sun City FM (88.9mhz), which is owned by the Volta Regional Chairman of the governing NPP, Mr. Makafui Wornya.
Upon his arrest at Afiadenyigba, near Keta, Eric reportedly struggled with the Police and incurred some sobering slaps from the officers because his face was badly disfigured in photos of him in the grips of the cops.
Eric is reportedly confident that he will walk free soon because of his political connection to the ruling party.
Meanwhile, this is the third time the MP for Keta has survived another robbery attack. The robbers allegedly fired into his vehicle when he arrived at a shopping center, Sadako Brothers (SB) Ventures, belonging to his brother, Azu Ganyo Sadako, after responding to a distress call on Saturday night.
From a hospital bed, the MP who has been attacked twice in the past already, said his brother had placed a distress call to him when he (the brother) realized that the shop was being robbed.
“They fired about four shots into my car; it is only by grace that I survived it…if it wasn’t for divine intervention, I won’t be alive today. Thankfully, the bullet went into the bonnet and the engine and damaged a few things. So I drove on to the nearest police station,” he said.
The robbers fled the scene when the Police arrived, but not before butchering a security man on duty and wounding two others including the mother of the owner of the business center.