The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a motorbike operator, Dordzi Dzidefo, for allegedly robbing and raping a lady who rode on the pillion of his bike on July 13, 2021.
“The Tema Regional Police has arrested suspect Dordzi Dzidefo, who has been on the run since July this year, for alleged robbery and rape committed on 13 July 2021,” the statement said.
“The suspect, who is a motorbike operator, was hired by his victim from Kakasunanka No.1 to Golf City. However, on their return around 12 midnight, the suspect took a different route under the pretext of evading a police checkpoint but ended up robbing the victim at knifepoint and raping her”.
Further investigations conducted by the police revealed that the suspect cashed out an amount of Two Hundred and Forty-Seven Ghana cedis from the victim’s mobile money wallet, three days after the attack.
The statement says thorough investigations are ongoing to establish other crimes he has committed while he faces court.
“The suspect has been arraigned and holistic investigations are ongoing to establish other crimes that he might have committed and his possible accomplices,” the statement added.
The Police Administration thanks the general public for its support and assured that it is going to stamp out criminals from society.
“Criminals can run but cannot hide,” the police assured.
The police in recent times have been proactive in the wake of rising crimes. They have revised their operations to meet the current wave of crime including the creation of the Anti-Robbery Task Force to deal with robberies.