In a significant breakthrough, one of the primary suspects involved in the Ablekuma bullion van robbery, believed to be of Togolese origin, has been apprehended at his hideout in Togo.
The Ghana Police Service, in collaboration with Interpol in Togo, successfully arrested Blessing Njoma on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the town of Asigame following a tip-off.
Blessing Njoma played a crucial role in the robbery of a bullion van in Ablekuma, Greater Accra Region, during which a tragic incident occurred, resulting in the death of a brave police officer, Callistus Amoah, who was laid to rest over the weekend.
A police situational report confirmed the arrest, stating, “On 15/07/23 about 0700 hours, Aflao District Police Command gathered intelligence that one of the suspects in the Ablekuma bullion van robbery case has been spotted in Asigame market in Lome Togo.”
This arrest represents a significant step towards bringing those responsible for the heinous crime to justice. The collaboration between the Ghana Police Service and Interpol underscores the determination to apprehend all involved parties, regardless of their location, and bring them to face the full force of the law.
“Based on the information the District Crime Officer DSP Eric Vondee in charge D/Insprs Gabriel Damadzi, Martin Afari Koranteng and Cpl Issah Ayamba proceeded to Asigame market Lome Togo and with the assistance of Togo Interpol, arrested suspect Blessing Njoma a Nigerian. The suspect was searched on the spot, but nothing incriminating was found on him. The suspect was taken to Togo Interpol Headquarters and when his body was searched old bullet scars were found on the right shoulder.
“According to him, he was shot in Nigeria in 2014 in a fight. Efforts are being made to search his place of abode before extraditing him to Ghana.”
Earlier this month, two other suspects, Benjamin Ojogbe and Rashid Abdul were arrested for their alleged involvement in the robbery and killing of the police officer which happened on June 22, 2023.
Their accomplices are being prosecuted in Court.