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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 23 August 2019


Gun-toting men rob NABCo Coordinator of official vehicle in Tamale

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Three masked men wielding AK-47 riffles have attacked the Northern Region Coordinator of the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO), Yahaya Abdul Rahman.

His official vehicle, a brand new Nissan Pick Up with registration number NR 9902 -19 and two mobile phones were taken by the suspected robbers Thursday night.

The suspected robbers broke into his home in Kanvili Tuunayili, a suburb of Tamale, at about 9:30pm Thursday.

Mr Rahman who is also contesting the New Patriotic Party parliamentary primary in the Tamale Central constituency escaped unhurt.

The visibly shaken man jumped onto a motorbike shortly after the incident and reported the matter to the Police.

An eyewitness, Philip Abazoure, who is a neighbour to Mr Rahman, told that he heard a shout for help from NABCo coordinator’s home.

According to him, he saw the vehicle being driven out by three men while entering the coordinator’s house in response to the distress call.

“They were all holding AK-47 riffles and they drove the car out on top speed,” he narrated

Abazoure said he immediately called some radio stations within the metropolis to make announcements because he did not have any contact to the police.

The matter has since been reported at the Sakasaka police station.

Residents say Tamale has become a dangerous city for them in recent time due to the prevalence of crime rate.

This is the fourth time in two weeks that three pick up vehicles and a Prado have been robbed at gunpoint in Tamale.

Meanwhile, the police have assured residents they will do all their best to arrest the criminals.

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