Ghanaian Police officer with five others caught for allegedly robbery


A police officer and five other suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery on a forex dealer in Tamale.

Three of the suspects, Adam Siba, Alhassan Issa and Baba Issa, were put before the Tamale Circuit Court.

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They were remanded at the custody of police to reappear before court on May 7, 2020.

Two of the suspected victims, whose names are being withheld, sustained gunshot wounds during their arrest and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed health facility under armed security.

The policeman, Corporal Suleman Gbana Ayuba of the Tamale District police, has been detained to help with investigations into the case.

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The Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Supt. Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, who briefed the media on the arrest, said the robbery took place near Mum’s Hotel, off the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway, at about 9 a.m.

He said during the arrest, a Hyundai saloon car and an Apsonic motorbike were recovered from the scene while two suspects are on the run.

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The motorbike was traced to Corporal Ayuba who was subsequently arrested.

He encouraged persons with information on the activities of the suspects or any other criminal activities to contact the police.

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