Three Senior High School(SHS) students were arrested by the Western Regional Police for setting Bolt driver ablaze.
The Bolt driver identified as Boateng Okyere was set on fire at Bakano in Sekondi on December 22, 2021, on Wednesday night.
Patrick Baidoo who is at age 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, at the age of 17 were the three students who partook in such a heinous act.
In the quest of the Police, the three suspects confessed to committing the egregious act in the driver’s unwillingness to give the car keys to them as they tried to steal the car.
DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, the Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said
“At about 5 pm on December 24, our team from the Regional Intelligence and Operation Unit, based on some intelligence, conducted an operation and arrested three suspects namely Patrick Baidoo, aged 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, aged 17 years. All these three sustained burnt wounds from the December 22, 2021 incident ″.
The institutions attended by these students has not been disclosed due to security reasons.
DSP Olivia probed further “Unfortunately, the Bolt driver has passed on. The suspects confessed that they needed money and wanted to rob him of the car.
When they got to Baka-Ano, and they asked him to hand over the keys, he refused; hence they poured the petrol on him and burnt him. The three are currently in our custody and would be put before court on the charges of robbery and murder“
The Bolt driver died at the 37 military hospitals after he was transferred, from the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.