FOUR ARMED robbers who call themselves ‘Gonja’ were between last Wednesday and Thursday arrested in specially-coordinated operations carried out by the Suntreso District Police Command in Kumasi.

They are Kofi Adu Gyamfi aka Kofi Dibobo- 32, Samson Adomako aka Critical- 23, Emmanuel Agyei Boateng aka Akafio the killer- 20 and Augustine Danso aka Opanka- 17.

The special operations followed complaints made to the police by residents of Asuoyeboa, a suburb of Kumasi, citing terrorist activities by the hardened criminals in the locality in recent times.

The security agents embarked on the operation after the chiefs and elders of the area, together with the Assembly Member for the area, lodged a formal complaint to the Suntreso District Police on March 1, 2011.

Briefing Daily Guide, the Suntreso District Commander, ASP D. Amoako and the Crime Officer, ASP Nkwantabisa said the police acted soon after receiving the information.They said the police mounted the operation to flush out the criminals in the area by patrolling the community day and night. The four robbers were arrested during the patrol.

According to ASP Nkwantabisa, the robbers had been assaulting, raping and harassing anyone who came their way, including workers and students at the University of Education, Kumasi campus.

He said because of their dastardly activities, scores of residents had fled the town to protect their lives.

Daily Guide gathered that three of the criminals, Adomako, Agyei Boateng and Danso were first arrested and when Kofi Adu Gyamfi, the leader of the group heard of their arrest, he went on demolition spree, vandalizing properties at the Asuoyeboa SSNIT flat.

He was arrested by the police through an informant who made a distress call to them.

Kofi Adu Gyamfi told Daily Guide that he founded the ‘Gonja’ cell in 2003 but left for Ivory Coast and returned to Ghana in March this year.

The police found in their possession six cutlasses, four knives, an axe, a pair of scissors, a chisel, a bicycle chain, a purse and other weapons.

It was gathered that Emmanuel Agyei Boateng, who is on bail for a similar crime, stabbed a six-year-old boy while one of them assaulted a popular Ghanaian actor in the area about five days ago.

Source: David Afum, Kumasi