He was arrested with three others, Augustine Kwame, 20, an illegal miner (galamsey), Kofi Abanga, 24, a farmer and Samuel Atongo, 22, also an illegal miner (galamsey). The police have however mounted a search for three others, who are on the run. They have been named as Andrews Boama, Joe Joe and Peter Adu. The gang of seven robbers who had laid ambush mistook a police night patrol vehicle for that of some Chinese gold miners, who were supposed to be conveying money on the route at dawn on Monday. They reportedly engaged the police in a gun battle that led to the death of one of the suspected robbers.
The police told Graphic Online that the ‘pastor” was not at the scene of the incident but their investigations led to his arrest.