Suspect in murder of Graphic Designer arrested

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A 27-year-old man, Samuel Ato, believed to be the leader of a robbery

gang who robbed some residents of Kwashieman and Santa Maria, all

suburbs of Accra and allegedly killed one Francis Thomas Anderson, a

graphic designer, has been arrested by the police.

Suspect Ato, also known as Kofi Obeng Darko, was arrested when he

attempted to sell some of the booty they allegedly robbed their

victims of, at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

He is now in the custody of the Accra Regional Police Command

assisting in investigations after refusing to mention the names of his


Twenty-nine-year-old Francis Thomas Anderson, a graphic design­er at

Osu, was shot dead gruesomely when a gang of armed robbers stormed his

house to rob him, after robbing three other houses.

His pregnant wife, upon seeing the robbers, went into hiding in one of

their rooms when her Husband tried to prevent the gang from enter­ing

his apartment.

Some residents who came to identify the suspect at the police station

hinted that they suspected Obeng Darko to be among the gang that

killed the young graphic designer.

Chief Superintendent Paul Kontomah, the Accra Regional crime officer,

told Daily Guide that five victims – all living in Kwashieman – had

reported to the police.

The suspect, who is a steel ben­der, was released from prison through

the ‘Justice For All’ pro­gramme recently.

On May 31, 2015, at about 1 am, the complainants said they were

sleeping when the suspect, together with two others – now at large –

armed with a double barrelgun, entered their houses and started

rob­bing them from room to room.

The first victim was robbed of his iPhone 6 which was gold in colour

valued at Ȼ2,800, a Michael Course Diamond black wrist watch valued at

Ȼ300, a Tommy Hilfiger wrist watch valued at Ȼ300, a silver chain

valued at 900 Rand, an Air Max canvass valued at Ȼ250, and

aPinengPower buck-up valued at Ȼ150 and an amount of Ȼ1,300.

The suspects moved to the second house where they allegedly robbed

their victim of his Nokia mobile phone valued at Ȼ50 and Ȼ800.

The third victim was also robbed of his iPhone 5 valued at Ȼ2,200, Air

Max 2 pair of canvass valued atȻ600 and the sum of Ȼ1,400.

The suspects moved to the fourth house and robbed the victim of an HP

laptop black colour valued at Ȼl,400, a Nokia mobile phone valued at

Ȼ50 and a Vodafone modem valued at Ȼ70.

The fifth victim was robbed of his Casio gold watch valued at Ȼ500, a

Samsung watch mobile phone valued at Ȼ500, a gold chain valuedat Ȼ300,

2014 Air Max canvass valued at Ȼ500, and a Samsung Tablet 3 (7.0)

valued at Ȼ800.

One of the victims, who sells mobile phones at the Kwame Nkrumah

Circle, was said to be at his shop when Obeng Darko allegedly brought

in the Pineng back-up and Royal power buck-up to sell.

The victim identified the Pineng back-up as the one that was robbed

from him and got closer.

With a critical look, victim realised that the suspect was also

wear­ing his Air Max canvass and Tommy Hilfiger wrist watch.

The victim raised an alarm and Samuel Ato was apprehended and sent to

the Odorkor police station.

Credit: Daily Guide

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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