A police officer with the Operation Vanguard team, Inspector Godwin Mensah, has been arrested for robbery at Memerewa Number One near Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

According to a police situational report, the suspect and his colleague a Lance Corporal, who is now at large, both dressed up in police uniform and armed with AK-47 assault rifles, went to the house of one, Mr Thomas Lee, and carried out the robbery.

The two police officers arrested the victim for allegedly trading in gold without a license, handcuffed him before subjecting him to some beatings.

The two officers then ransacked the victim’s home and made away with ¢10,000.

Detailing the development further, the police situational report said the suspects who took hostage of the victim, escorted him into a waiting Daewoo Matrix taxi with registration number AC – 9310- 18 and sped off towards Obuasi.

The report says an Obuasi Mile 9 police patrol team after a distress call from the victim’s wife moved swiftly and intercepted the said taxi.

While the driver and the Lance Corporal managed to escape, Inspector Godwin Mensah was arrested.

The police also retrieved twenty-eight (28) rounds of ammunition from the arrested suspect together with a sum of ¢5,800.