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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 3 August 2018


2 arrested for theft in Tamale

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The Tamale Police Command has arrested two carpenters namely Imoro Abdul Rahman, 25, and Mubarik Abu, 23, for attacking and robbing two ladies in the Northern Region.

The complainants are Foritong Cindy Yenulom, 25, a graduate of the Community Health Nursing Training School at Sakasaka in Tamale, and Anaba Rophina, 26, a past student of Walewale Senior High School. Both reside at Kanvili-Tuunaayili, a suburb of Tamale.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Mohammed Yusuf Tanko, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, said on 29th July 2018, at about 11:00pm, the complainants were walking home from King David spot and on reaching a section of the road at Kanvili-Tuunaayili, the accused persons who were riding on a Luojia motorbike crossed them.

According to him, one of the victims, Anaba Rophina shouted out to Foritong Cindy Yenulom to run because the accused persons were armed.

The suspects chased Foritong Cindy Yenulom with a cutlass and collected from them one Infinix Hot Note mobile phone, one Tecno J8 mobile phone and a purse containing cash of GH¢300.

In the process, Imoro Abdul Rahman used the cutlass to slash the palm of Foritong Cindy Yenulom cutting off her three fingers.

The victims were rescued by someone who was passing by. The person managed to arrest Imoro Abdul Rahman and took him to the Kanvili Chief Palace. He was later handed over to a police patrol team and brought to the station.

DSP Mohammed Yusuf Tanko said Mubarik Abu who took off with the motorbike was later arrested to aid in investigations.

Both accused persons admitted the offence in their caution statements to the police.

He however hinted that after investigations, the accused persons were charged with the offence of conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and causing harm.

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