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Ex-Soldiers, Nine Others Jailed Over Robbery of Gold-Buying Company

Private security officer of AU Resources Ghana Limited had been an accomplice to the crime

Two retired soldiers and nine other persons including fetish priests, have been sentenced to a total of 252 years to prison by the Tarkwa Circuit Court over the robbery of a gold-buying company, AU Resources Ghana Limited in 2018.

One of the retired soldiers, Emmanuel Tetteh had worked as a private security (but not at the gold firm) while the other, Samuel Agbadoku was unemployed. Along with four others including the private security man of the AU Resources (Isaac Adjei, Frank Afavi a fetish priest, Yaw Adzevi, a kente weaver, and Anthony Ayivie Kwame) were sentenced to 17 years each in prison.

The rest of their accomplices (Pascal Korku Atatsitsey and Dodzi Awali, both fetish priests, Dickson Kumedzro, a farmer, and Ruben Kportufe ) were also jailed for 25 years each by the same court.

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One other accused person, who is also an ex-convict, Mohammed Buzu was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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Prosecutors had said that armed with guns and knives, the team invaded the gold-buying company and made away with 7.5 kilograms of refined gold valued at GH¢1,543,500, six mobile phones valued at GH¢ 4,800.00, and a cash amount of GH¢250,000.

It took the police years to arrest all the accused persons after initial arrests in 2018. Ex-convict Mohammed Buzu was arrested in 2022.

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