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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 3 May 2018


Suspected Fulani robbers arrested

The police in the Brong-Ahafo Region have arrested three suspected armed robbers believed to be Fulani herdsmen.

They allegedly robbed passengers of their monies and mobile phones in broad daylight

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2018 on the Kintampo-Kawanpe road in the Kintampo North municipality of the region.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, regional police Public Relations Officer (PRO), told the Ghana News Agency on Monday in Sunyani that Umaro Sedou, aged 18; Alteni Mooreh, 18 and Gariba Sidi, 28, are the three suspects but two other accomplices were at large.

He said on that fateful day, some masked men suddenly emerged from a nearby bush at a spot between Gorompe and Kalompe villages, at about 1400 hours, stood in front of a Matiz taxi with registration number GR 6613-14 and prevented it from moving.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the masked robbers demanded money from the passengers on board and fled into the bush after robbing them of an unspecified amount of money and their mobile phones.

He stated that the police got hint of it and rushed to the scene but the robbers had fled.

Chief Inspector Oppong added that the police therefore, combed the whole area with the help of the community members and eventually arrested the three suspects.

He said the driver of the taxi, Ali Abubakar, had also been detained by the Kintampo police for allegedly alerting the robbers on a mobile phone that the passengers on board his vehicle had huge sums of money on them.

The PRO appealed to the general public, especially residents in the Gorompe and Kalompe villages, to provide information that can lead to the arrest of the two other suspects.

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