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One accomplice, identified as Richmond Asiamah, a clearing agent, who is suspected to have bought her mobile phone, has also been arrested.
According to the police, the handbag contained the victim’s international driver’s licence, passport, sum of $5,600, an unspecified amount of Korean currency (Won), GHS200 and a Samsung galaxy note 4 phone
The Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said Tetteh, Debrah and Martey boarded
Mr Yohuno said the suspects later abandoned the vehicle at Accra New Town, which was later found by a police patrol team.
Further investigations, according to the police, showed that Debrah hired the taxi which was used to trail the victim.
Through intelligence network, Mr Yohuno said, Asiamah was traced and arrested.
He said Asiamah admitted to the offence and claimed that he bought the phone at GHS1,700. He later led the police to the hideouts of the attackers, who were arrested.
Mr Yohuno added that Tetteh revealed that he used part of his money to purchase an Opel Astra taxi.
He said two machetes, a mobile phone and Won 10,000 (Korean currency) were retrieved from the suspects.