Police in the Ashanti Region have picked up three young men who were seen in a viral video brandishing rifles and running a commentary in the process.
The police say they are on a manhunt for a fourth suspect who was part of these young men in that video.
Police have retrieved the weapons including a pump-action gun as part of investigations.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP David Agymang Adjem who has been addressing journalists in Kumasi said the command will rely on public information in their investigations.
“These young men have been variously described as robbers in both the print and radio, as well as on social media. These three men are in our custody in relation to the video and pictures we have seen. We have retrieved the pump action gun as you can see. There is a fourth suspect whom we are trying to also arrest.”
“We will keep them in custody as we investigate the issue. They have denied as you have seen in other videos that they are not criminals and so the Command will like to appeal to anybody, for that matter the general public, especially those who allege any criminal activity against these young men to come forward, give us information so that we can put them before the court.”
The video, which captured how the young men were wielding guns and flaunting money, emerged a few hours after a robbery attack on a bullion van that claimed the life of a young police officer and a trader at Jamestown in Accra.
Apart from the bullion van attack, there have been a series of robbery attacks in other parts of the country, heightening fears of some citizens who have asked the government and security agencies to address the problem.