Category: Crime

Police puts GHS5K bounty on man who fired AK47 to welcome 2022

The Police have announced a GHS5,000 bounty on information leading to the arrest of a young man who fired gunshots to celebrate entry into the New Year.

The Police in a statement on January 1, 2022, said they have “intercepted a video in which a young man is seen firing several shots of a firearm suspected to be AK 47 at ANC Mall, East Legon, last night, December 31, 2021, purportedly to welcome the new year.

“The Police have taken a serious stance against the actions of the young man since it is a crime to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).”

“The Police Administration after reviewing the video footage has placed an amount of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00) as a bounty for anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest to face prosecution,” the statement read.

In the video, the gentleman is seen discharging multiple rounds of shots before he was approached by a colleague who hugged him in a place that seemed like a parking lot.

This will not be the first time the Police is chasing someone for displaying firearms in public with video evidence posted on social media

Police gun down one of 3 robbery suspects who killed 2 cops in Zuarungu

The suspect is Laayaame Simon, alias Yendu, aged 34 years.

A special Anti-Robbery Squad, assisted by the Upper East Regional Police Command through an intelligence-led operation at Kpatia in the Talensi District, has gunned down one of the three suspected armed robbers who allegedly killed two police officers at Zuarungu

The suspect is Laayaame Simon, alias Yendu, aged 34 years. 

A special targeted intelligence-led operation is being carried out to get the remaining suspects.

The police made this known in a press statement issued on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

“A special Anti-Robbery squad, assisted by the Upper East Regional Police Command through an intelligence-led operation at Kpatia in the Talensi District have gunned down suspect Laayaame Simon alias Yendu aged 34 years, one of the three suspected armed robbers who callously murdered two police officers at Zuarungu in the Upper East Region,” the Police said in the statement.

The statement further added that efforts are underway to arrest the rest of the suspects.

“A special targeted intelligence-led operation is being carried to get the rest of the suspects arrested”.

About the killing

The two officers –Constable Emmanuel Akowuah and Constable Mohhamed Sule– who were on night patrols were both killed by suspected armed robbers on Wednesday night.

The robbers shot at the tank of the police motorbike and partially burnt constable Mohammed Sule while constable Emmanuel Akowuah was shot in the head.

Source: Citinewsroom

Man, 55, allegedly killed by wife after heated argument at Mankessim

Reports gathered suggested the said woman allegedly murdered the 55-year-old trunk repairer, Agya Atta, o ver marital issues.

Residents of a suburb at Mankessim have launched a search for a woman who is on the run after allegedly hacking her husband to death.

Reports gathered suggested the said woman allegedly murdered the 55-year-old trunk repairer, Agya Atta, over marital issues.

It is said that following their separation, the two have been at loggerheads over whom to take responsibility for their young son.

Kojo Essel, an apprentice of the deceased, who spoke to Adom News, said hours before he was found dead, his boss was engaged in a heated argument with his wife on phone before heading home to meet her.

He added he decided to check on his boss after he had been away for a while, and that was when he found him in a pool of blood, lifeless, inside his room.

A frantic call was made to neighbours who arrived at the scene to witness the incident.

The Mankessim Police were also called to the scene and investigations have commenced.

Source: Seth Kofi Adjei//Adomonline

Suspected Armed Robber Gunned Down At Golf City …Manhunt For Accomplice

The Police in Tema on Monday, December 6, 2021, gunned down a suspected armed robber in a shoot-out with the Golf City Police Motorbike Patrol team.

Following a distress call about a robbery attack in the area, a police patrol team immediately responded and pursued two suspects, who were on a motorbike with the registration number covered with a black polythene bag.

The Police in a statement explained that the suspects engaged them in a shoot-out leading to the death of one.

The second suspect, however managed to escape.

The Police further indicated that a search on the deceased led to the retrieval of one Samsung A12 mobile phone, one Nokia keypad phone, GHC10.00, and one black 9 mm pistol.

Later, at the scene of the robbery, some victims identified the phones as theirs.

Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Tema General Hospital, awaiting identification and autopsy.

The Police say they have mounted a manhunt to arrest the second suspect who is believed to be limping on one leg.

“The Police Administration lauds the two patrol officers for their bravery in pursuing the suspects.”

“We continue to give the assurance that criminals will be pursued with all available resources to make our communities crime-free,” the statement added

19-year-old SHS 3 student jailed four years for stabbing his teacher

The student was alleged to have been manhandling a first-year student when the teacher intervened, leading to an altercation.

A final year student of Three Town Senior High School at Denu in the Volta Region has been sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour.

The convict, 19-year-old Gilbert Akakpo, stabbed his teacher, John Akey Kwashi, with a cutter on his left upper arm on August 11, 2021.

The student was alleged to have been manhandling a first-year student when the teacher intervened, leading to an altercation.

The final year visual arts student in the process pulled out the cutter and attempted to stab the teacher, but ended up leaving a deep cut on the teacher’s arm.

The presiding judge, His Honour Joseph Ofosu, during the hearing indicated the punishment was necessary to serve as a deterrent to other students.

The student was initially granted bail and allowed to partake in the school’s examinations.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers was critical of that decision and called for punitive action following the incident.

Source: Citinewsroom

BREAKING: Pastor, 37, beheaded by unknown men at her residence in Tarkwa

Monica Dede Donkor said the Tarkwa Divisional Crime Officer confirmed the incident to the media

A 37-year-old pastor has been beheaded at her residence, which also serves as her church premises at Tarkwa Akyempim in the Western Region. 

Prophetess Rose Boafo Ampofo, the deceased, is the head pastor of the  Word of Knowledge Church branch at Tarkwa which operates on the last floor of her storey where she and her family reside. 

Reporting on Onua Kaseɛbɔ Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Monica Dede Donkor said the Tarkwa Divisional Crime Officer confirmed the incident to the media. 

Superintendent Kusi Appiah explained that the deceased’s husband, Mr. Ampofo, told the police he received a phone call from a lady telling him she had a call from his wife and has been trying to reach her afterwards but to no avail. 

The husband said he began calling and looking around for the wife until he went to her counselling room when there was neither response nor sight from his calls and search respectively. 

The police continued that, the husband said he saw the wife’s head hanging on the neck with stabs on her body, bursting out her intestines. 

Monica Dede Donkor, the reporter, further revealed to Daakyehemaa Adwoa Asantewaa, that, even though the area is a new site, some neighbours said they sighted a taxi at the neighbourhood with six occupants who rushed out of the vicinity in a haste when they returned from wherever they went to. 

The body has since been deposited at the morgue with police on manhunt for the six persons suspected to be the culprits. 


Police Arrest Illegal Firearms Dealer In Bono East

Suspect Bayele with the guns

The Bono East Regional Police Command has arrested Kwesi Bayele, a 25-year-old young man for allegedly manufacturing and dealing in illegal firearms.

During a search, the Police retrieved 20 ammunitions including; locally-manufactured long barrel guns and pistols at his residence at Zambrama, near Kwame Danso in the Sene East District of the region.

Briefing Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Techiman, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Moses Atibilla, Bono East Regional Police Commander, said Bayele, a native of the Upper West Region was arrested on Wednesday, November 3, this year.

He is a key suspect manufacturing and supplying firearms to most criminals and armed robbers in the region and until his arrest the suspect had been dealing in illegal firearms at Gulumpe in the Kintampo North Municipality.

“In fact we gathered he supplied the ringleader of an armed robbery syndicate, Issah Seidu who was arrested in August this year with guns and ammunition to operate”, DCOP Atibilla indicated.

The suspect, he added, had since been remanded into Police custody till November 30 while investigations continued.

DCOP Atibilla stressed the Police readiness to clamp down on criminal activities in the region and appealed to the public to support by providing the Police with information about people with questionable characters.

“We have put in place stringent security measures to ensure all criminal activities in the region are halted”, he stated.


Police intelligence leads to deadly foiling of armed robbery attack

The items retrieved from the suspects

The Anti-Robbery Taskforce of the Ashanti Regional Police Command on Thursday, November 4 foiled an armed robbery attack following intelligence received.

The operation saw all vehicles entering Buokrom Estate screened on that day.

Incidentally, a car carrying four persons also queued up for the screening.

“During the search,” police said in a press release on Monday, November 8, “the four suspects who were in a car attempted to fire at the personnel who were undertaking the operation.”

It said the taskforce personnel fired back, instantly injuring three of the men. They are said to have died later at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

“One suspect connected to the planned robbery was arrested.”

According to the police, they recovered from the vehicle a pump action gun, one revolver pistol, one locally manufactured pistol, one dagger, two black hoods, two pairs of scissors and a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.

Police expressed gratitude to the persons who assisted with intelligence, leading to the foiling of the attack.

“As we seek to combat crime in our communities and make it an unattractive venture, we will continue to count on the support and help of the public

Breaking: Man who killed pregnant wife dies from alleged poisoning

The suspect died at the hospital after being suspected of taking a poison before his arrest.

Information coming in indicate Kwame Maxwell, the suspect who killed his 30-year-old pregnant wife at Nyankyerenease within the Kumasi metro has died.

According to a report monitored by on TV3 midday bulletin of October 21, 2021, the suspect died at the hospital after being suspected of taking a poison before his arrest. 

An Eyewitness has said Maxwell stabbed his wife, Betty, after she allegedly accused him of cheating on her.

According to their landlady, the incident happened at the dawn of Saturday, October 16, 2021 after she heard a loud cry for help from the room of the deceased.

She said she rushed to the scene where she saw the husband of the deceased stained with blood and was rushing out of the room.

“Just when I was dozing off I heard someone saying ‘he’s killing me’ just once and that was it. I didn’t hear any cry again, so I got terrified and woke up. My son woke up too. We later realised the cry was coming from the deceased’s room. So we went out, and I stood in front of the door leading to the room, while my son also stood in front of another door.”

“The man had put off all the light in the room, so it was difficult to see what was happening in the room. The man came out, and we saw bloodstains all over his hands. My son shouted that the man had stabbed his wife. So I saw him using the wife’s nightwear to wipe the bloodstains on his hand. He then left the room. I followed him while he was going out and all of a sudden he jumped the wall and left. I asked why he was rushing out, but he didn’t answer me.”

“I then came back to check on the wife. That was when my son started screaming that the man had killed the wife,” narrated the Landlady, Ama Nyarko.

Maxwell was later arrested until his demise today

Kasoa: Woman, 35, commits suicide after husband grabs new lover

high contrast image of a hangman’s noose

A 35-year-old married woman, Rebecca Amoah, has committed suicide by hanging at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region.

Information gathered by EIB Network Central regional Correspondent Yaw Boagyan reveals that the deceased committed the act out of alleged extra-marital affairs by her husband.

According to residents in the area, she had told her husband she was going through trauma and will end her life as a result of his extramarital affairs.

True to her words on Wednesday 20th October 2021 around 5:30 pm she committed the act in the absence of her husband.

A co-tenant who gave her name as Forgive Adeku narrated that the deceased locked herself in the room before committing the act adding that it had to take a carpenter to break her door where her lifeless body was found hanging on the ceiling fan.

Forgive Adeku explained that the deceased husband was then called and a report was then made to the Kasoa Police who came to convey the body to the mortuary.

The Kasoa Police has commenced investigation to unravel what might have caused the death of the mother of two kids.

Source: Ghana/

A/R: One dead following robbery attack on two revenue shops

A gang of armed robbers has attacked two privately owned revenue collection shops at Ahenema Kokoben in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.

A 49-year-old security guard was killed in the process.

Kwame Asamoah, a staff of OGIDIBROWN ENTERPRISE, one of the shops attacked, said: “I received a distress call this dawn [and] when I came I saw our security guard lying motionless in a pool of blood.

“I think he was stabbed by the robbers,” he said.

He added that the robbers “made away with close to GH¢90,000”.

Another merchant shop, used as a revenue collection point for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) was also robbed.

An amount of GH¢8,000 was also stolen from that shop.

The Trede Police Command has begun investigations into the matter

Another bullion van robbed in Tarkwa; Over 100k stolen

Amidst sporadic shooting, two armed robbers yesterday morning robbed a bullion van of more than GH¢107,000 in front of a supermarket in the centre of Tarkwa in the Western Region.

The robbers were said to have trailed the bullion van, which arrived at the Ransbet Super Shopping Market, at about 9 a.m. to collect the weekend sales to the bank.

One of the robbers was said to have disguised himself as a shopper with a gun on him.

There were no fatalities as the armed men robbed at ease.

The Western Regional Police Command confirmed the incident and indicated that investigations were ongoing.

No police escort

The manager of the supermarket, Ms. Mabel Dzedu, said the bullion van arrived at the premises of the supermarket without a police escort.

“The robber first entered the cosmetic shop and walked around for a while and then picked a drink and other items, paid for the items at the counter and waited for the items to be bagged,” he said.

Imagery from the CCTV footage at the shop showed that after the cashier on the Mon-Trans bullion van took the money from the supermarket and was about to put it in the bullion van, the robber — who was inside the supermarket — charged on the cashier, snatched the money and walked away to sit on the motorbike, which had the other robber in charge, and sped off.


Ms. Dzedu said Mon-Trans was contracted to carry money from the shop to the bank on a daily basis.

“When the bankers arrived, the team went through the process of counting the sales and after the transaction was completed, they carried the money towards the waiting bullion van,” she said.


A/R: 42-year old Maxwell Boadu arrested for allegedly killing his wife

Police have just arrested 42 year old Maxwel Boadu, the man reported to have murdered his wife on Saturday October 15.

The suspect was arrested at Kronum where he had earlier contacted a friend.

ASP Emmanuel Kyei, the Suntreso district police crime officer also confirmed to TV3’s William Evans-Nkum on Tuesday October 19.

“Yes we have arrested him” he confirmed

C/R: Man, 28, slashes friend’s penis

A 28-year-old man has slashed his friend’s penis and stabbed him in the thigh after the latter, took a picture of the Kwesi John body while bathing at Kobina Ansa in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.

Information gathered by EIB Network Central Regional Correspondent, Yaw Boagyan indicates that the two friends are workers at a Block Factory owned by the Assemblyman for the Electoral Area, Justice Abban Kansa.

On Saturday, the suspect Abeiku age 28 went to the victim’s house and decided to have a bath. While bathing, the victim suddenly started shouting and calling the suspect to rush out of the bathroom.

Out of fear and not sure of what was happening, he rushed out of the bathroom naked only for his friend to take a picture of his nakedness with his mobile phone for an unknown motive.

Not happy with what his friend had done, the suspect insisted that the victim deletes the picture from the phone but he declined..

Later in the evening, the two reportedly met again and the suspect insisted that the victim deletes the picture which he still refused and this led to hot verbal exchanges between them.

In the heat of the exchanges, a fight ensued and in the process, the suspect slashed the victim’s penis and stabbed him in the thigh. He then took the phone and delete his naked picture from it.

The victim was rushed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital where he is in critical condition receiving treatment.

The incident was reported to Yamoransa police station and the suspect was arrested and assisting investigation.


Kumasi: 40yr-old man on the run after allegedly killing pregnant wife

Eyewitnesses say, the suspect, Kwame Maxwell, stabbed his wife, Betty, after she allegedly accused him of cheating on her.

A 40-year-old man is on the run for allegedly killing his 30-year-old pregnant wife at Nyankyerenease within the Kumasi metropolis in the Ashanti region.

Eyewitnesses say, the suspect, Kwame Maxwell, stabbed his wife, Betty, after she allegedly accused him of cheating on her.

According to their landlady, the incident happened at the dawn of Saturday after she heard a loud cry for help from the room of the deceased.

She said she rushed to the scene where she saw the husband of the deceased stained with blood and was rushing out of the room.

“Just when I was dozing off I heard someone saying ‘he’s killing me’ just once and that was it. I didn’t hear any cry again, so I got terrified and woke up. My son woke up too. We later realised the cry was coming from the deceased’s room. So we went out, and I stood in front of the door leading to the room, while my son also stood in front of another door.”

“The man had put off all the light in the room, so it was difficult to see what was happening in the room. The man came out, and we saw bloodstains all over his hands. My son shouted that the man had stabbed his wife. So I saw him using the wife’s nightwear to wipe the bloodstains on his hand. He then left the room. I followed him while he was going out and all of a sudden he jumped the wall and left. I asked why he was rushing out, but he didn’t answer me.”

“I then came back to check on the wife. That was when my son started screaming that the man had killed the wife,” narrated the Landlady, Ama Nyarko.

The Landlady is thus appealing to the police to ensure the suspect is arrested and dealt with according to the law.

“What I want is for the police to fish out Maxwell wherever he may be,” Ama Nyarko added.

Meanwhile, the police in the area have begun investigations into the incident.

Source: Citinewsroom

Two Robbery Suspects Jailed 12 Years, Two Other Suspects in Custody for Kidnapping

Two accused armed robbers, Sameed Issa and Ivor Constance Kwahie were on 15th October, 2021 convicted for 12 years by the Fiapre Circuit Court in the Bono Region. The two convicts were arrested through a Police-public collaboration on Monday, October 11, when they robbed their victim of three (3) iPhones, a wristwatch, a car key and an amount of GH₵ 350.00 at gunpoint.

In a related development, on Thursday, October 14, unknown men allegedly kidnapped one Tahidu Adam aged 38 at Dakpen in the Northern Region. The victim was later rescued by the community members who also led the Police to arrest two suspects – Inusah Abdulai and Amadu Ahmed. One locally made Pistol and five live AAA cartridges were retrieved from them.

The Police Administration wishes to express profound gratitude to the leaders and people of the two communities- Fiapre and Dakpen for their active participation in crime-fighting in their communities.

We also commend the two Regional Police Commanders and their personnel for deepening Police-community partnership in ensuring that peace and security are maintained in their jurisdictions.

A solid Police-Community partnership is critical for effective policing. We, therefore, urge other communities to support the Police to bring the activities of criminals to a halt for safer and peaceful communities.

3 arrested for killing a man whose corpse they attempted to sell for GHS 7,000

“The buyer agreed to meet the suspect at Agavedzi near the lagoon to receive the dead body

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a 30-year-old man, Albert Anyinado, and attempting to sell his body to a traditional priest for GHS 7,000.

The suspects, 42-year-old Kalefe Korku, 21-year-old Afedo Kpotor, and Ametoke Sitsofe aged 27, reportedly contacted a fetish priest at Agbozume to get them a buyer of a dead body they had in their possession.

In a press release, the Public Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, said the police, upon a tip-off, pretended to be interested and negotiated to buy the dead body which led to the arrest.

“The buyer agreed to meet the suspect at Agavedzi near the lagoon to receive the dead body. But suspects upon sighting the police abandoned the dead body and bolted.”

Police subsequently pursued and arrested all the three suspects in their various houses at Agavedzi, Agbozume, and Adina.

The body has since been deposited at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy while the suspects remain in custody for investigations.

Source: Citinewsroom

Man Arrested for Allegedly Killing Farmer for Chasing His Wife

Suspect Kampii Ningpeen Yennu

The Bunkpurugu District Command have arrested suspect Kampii Ningpeen Yennu in connection with the alleged killing of one Matthew Namisom, 35, a farmer at Kpentaung in the Bunkpurugu/Nakpanduri district of the North East region.××

The Acting North East Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Robert Anabiik Anmain, who confirmed the arrest to DGN Online said the suspect upon realizing that the Police were getting in on him, presented himself to the Police at the Bunkpurugu District Command.

He indicated that the suspect was subsequently rearrested and detained for further investigation.

ASP Anmain said the suspect will be arraigned before court after investigations.

Matthew Namisom, 35, a farmer was shot dead in his room at Kpentaung village in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri district of the North East region.

A police report noted that on October 1,2021 the Bunkpurugu District command received a call from the Assembly man for Jilik electoral area, Laar Jatuat who reported that one Kampii Ningpeen Yennu who suspected the deceased farmer to be having an affair with his wife sneaked into the farmer’s room during the night and shot him with a gun.

According to the report, they proceeded to the scene and found the farmer lying in a supine position in a pool of blood.

Investigations at the scene revealed a piercing wound on the deceased chin through to the left ear believe to be a gunshot wound and a misfired AK rifle ammunition was also found at the scene and retrieved for investigation.

Further investigations revealed that the suspect had several times threatened the deceased with death for allegedly having an affair with his wife

Eastern Region: Woman who allegedly beheaded husband at Bosuso charged with murder

The woman who allegedly beheaded her husband at Bosuso in the Eastern Region, Racheal Tetteh, has been charged with murder.

She was put before the Kibi Circuit Court on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Racheal Tetteh has been accused of killing her husband last weekend with a machete, over unknown reasons.

Her husband, Lartey Daniel, aged 35-years, was found on a farm footpath in a pool of blood with a severed head.

His body has since been deposited at the New Tafo Akim Government Hospital.

The prosecution prayed the court for her to be remanded to enable them to conduct further investigations into the matter and also forward the docket to the Attorney General for advice.

The court presided over by His Worship Peter Oppong Boanu granted the request and adjourned the case to October 20, 2021.

The PRO of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh briefed the media after the hearing.

“The 27-year-old woman murdered her husband and severed the head. She was put before the court and was remanded and asked to appear on 20th October. This is to enable the police to conduct further investigations. Her plea was not taken, and she was charged with murder, so the police will forward the docket to the AG office for advice,” DSP Tetteh said.

In recent times, there have been series of violent attacks and killings in Ghana involving spouses or partners in sexual relationships.

Police recruitment scam: Prime suspect arrested

Fenuku Frank Jnr, a footballer, is the prime suspect in police recruitment scam

 Fenuku Frank Jnr, a footballer, was arrested at Zongo Junction, Adenta in Greater Accra

Fenuku Frank Jnr, a footballer, was arrested at Zongo Junction, Adenta in Greater Accra, the police statement said on Wednesday

The police have picked up the prime suspect involved in the recruitment fraud within the Volta Region.

Fenuku Frank Jnr, a footballer, was arrested at Zongo Junction, Adenta in Greater Accra, the police statement said on Wednesday.

Frank Jnr and his three accomplices, who are already in police custody, allegedly created a Facebook page in the name of the police chief in the Volta Region, DCOP Edward Oduro Kwateng, advertising to assist potential applicants to be enlisted into the Ghana Police Service.

“Further investigation into the development revealed the sim card with the number 0557918534 contained in the Facebook ad which aided the nefarious operations of the suspect and his accomplices was found in the possession of suspect Frank Fenuku Junior,” the statement said.

“Suspect during interrogation admitted being the mastermind behind the false Facebook publication created in the name of the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Edward Oduro Kwateng. Suspect gave further details on how he conspired with others to swindle unsuspecting victims of their monies under the pretext of allocating protocol slots for them in the ongoing Police Service recruitment.”

The 21-year-old suspect is expected to be arraigned in court on Thursday 30 September 2021.

The three other suspects are Amenya Bernard,18, Adikah Godsway, 23, and Wemegah Godson, 21.

Be vigilant

The police have cautioned the public to be vigilant over the numerous recruitment scams because the police in the region is not “responsible for recruiting persons into the service.”

The police spokesperson in the Volta Region, DSP Effia Tenge further noted that, in their fight against recruitment scam in the region “the police have arrested a total of five suspects in the past weeks,” adding that, those who have fallen victims of such crime must not hesitate to report to the police

A/R: Police shoot 2 robbers dead; one busted, others on the run

The Anti-Robbery Task Force of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, in an intelligence-led operation, has shot two suspected armed robbers who attempted a gold heist.

They later died of their gunshot wounds at the hospital.

Another suspect, linked to the same crime, Abraham Kwasi Tetteh, has been arrested while four others are being pursued.

According to the police, the gang attempted to rob a gold dealer at Manso Dawusaso in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region on 24 September 2021.

Members of the gang, the police said, forcibly invaded the residence of the gold dealer at about 9pm, disarmed the private security guard of his weapon and fired shots into the residence.

At this stage, a police combat team that had mounted a 24-hour surveillance on the gang, retuned fire to protect lives in and around the property, the statement said.

Four of the suspects, according to the police, managed to escape but the two who sustained gunshot wounds were arrested and sent to the hospital but were pronounced dead on arrival.

One of the deceased robbers known as Lukeman, had been granted bail by the Dunkwa Circuit Court at an earlier appearance and scheduled to reappear on October 27, 2021, for allegedly robbing passengers on the Dunkwa-Ayanfuri highway.

A manhunt is underway to track and arrest the four that escaped.

The police said they suspect that some gang members who escaped might have sustained gunshot wounds.

“We are, therefore, appealing to the public to volunteer information on anyone who is seen in or around Manso Dawusaso with noticeable gunshot wounds to the police,” the statement said.

A shotgun, a pistol and a taxi cab were taken into police custody

Two brothers suspected to be involved in highway robberies arrested

The Upper East Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has arrested two suspected armed robbers alleged to have been involved in a robbery incident on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Bukere, a suburb of Bolgatanga, the regional capital.

According to a police statement issued on Tuesday, September 28, brothers Ayine Awunnore, 27, and Daniel Awunnore, 20, had attacked their victim and snatched his motorbike and mobile phone and went into hiding last year.

But the Regional Surveillance Team of the Command, based on intelligence, arrested them in their hideout at Winkongo near Bolgatanga on Tuesday.

The statement issued by ASP David Fianko-Okyere of the Public Affairs Office said the suspects were identified after they had used the victim’s mobile phone to make a call but went into hiding when police were pursuing them.

A search conducted on Ayine Awunnore, popularly known as Agu King, revealed one Dell laptop, three Dell laptop batteries, a power bank, one motorbike mirror, two master keys, one Dayang Motorbike with Registration No.M-21-UE 4196 and Chassis No.LATXCHLYSK 1055769.

A further search in his room led to the retrieval of 27 rounds of pistol ammunition, one return spring, nine assorted brand new mobile phones comprising Infinix Hot10i, a Samsung gaxya7 light phone and cash GH¢250.00 all in a bag, one black cable whip, four memory cards and one royal motorbike with registration No M-21-AW 2507 AND Chassis Number BLB7GJC5AXMFR12480.

The Command, therefore, called on residents in and around Bolgatanga to visit the offices of the regional CID located at Damweon on the Bolgatanga-Tamale highway and opposite the Fountain Gate Church to identify the suspects or their valuables which are being kept as exhibits for evidential purposes.

Source: 3news

2 Robbery Suspects Gunned Down At Ashaiman

The two ‘wasted’ robbers

Two suspected members of the daylight armed robbery gang who have been terrorising residents of Accra in recent times have been killed by police in around Zenu in the Kpone-Katamansu Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.××

The suspects, Mujahid Abubakar and Joseph Dagodzo were reportedly shot in the process of their arrest and they died whiles on admission at the Police Hospital in Accra.

Information available to DGN Online indicates that on September 25, 2021 at about 2:50am, the Sege Police Night Patrol Team brought to the Sege police station the suspects and reported that whilst they were on patrols, information was received that, the said suspects were on a Royal motorbike with registration number M-20-GE 7215 whilst his other friends were also using another Royal motorbike registered M-20-GT 4299 from Koluedor direction heading towards Accra.

The suspects on their respective motorbikes got to Sege town when the patrol team signalled them to stop, but they refused and they negotiated into the Sege township.

They were given a hot chase by the patrol team till they joined the main Accra-Aflao highway back heading towards Accra direction.

Upon reaching a section of the road at Dawa near God’s Love Herbal Center, two of the suspects on the motorbike with registration number M-20-GT 4299 fell from their motorbike and took to their heels into a nearby bush abandoning the said motorbike.

Immediately, the Dawa Police snap check personnel were informed to be on the lookout and arrest the suspects.

The other gang members who took the lead took a different turn upon realizing that, the snap check men were stopping them at Dawa.

However, the patrol team pursued them towards Agortor direction and they also fell from their motorbike hence suspect Joseph Dagodzo was arrested whiles suspect Mujahid Abukari ran into the nearby bush.

The patrol team assisted by some community members combed the bush and in the process, the said suspect Mujahid Abukari pulled out his Blow F92 pistol to hit the head of one David Adella, one of the community members in Dawa who was helping in the arrest.

But the suspect was overpowered and arrested together with his black Blow F92 pistol as the pistol and the two Royal motorbikes retained at the station as exhibits.

Bukari Salifu

However, a statement issued by the Ghana Police Service on Monday September 27, 2021 and signed by ACP Kwesi Ofori indicates that the suspects during interrogation mentioned a 65-year old, Bukari Salifu as the person who supplies them with guns and ammunitions for their robbery expeditions.

“Under the pretext of aiding the police to retrieve some weapons and assist in arresting their accomplices who had escaped from the the scene, the two suspects led police Crime Combat team to the purported hideout of their accomplices in a bush near Zenu. There the police came under fire as the suspects attempted to escape. This was a highly trained crime combat team and the officers returned fire.

“The suspect armed robbers were shot in the process and they were rushed to the Police Hospital in Accra where they died,” according to the statement.

Their corpses have been deposited at the morgue of the police hospital in Accra.

Meanwhile, police intelligence led to the arrest of Bukari Salifu, the financier of supplier of weapons to the suspects whiles the police are pursuing their accomplices who managed to escape

Police gun down two suspected armed robbers at Ashaiman

The statement said a Blow F9-22 pistol, a locally manufactured pistol, and two motorbikes were retrieved by the Police.

Two suspected armed robbers have been gunned down by the Police at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

The two, Joseph Dagodzo and Mujahid Abubakar, lost their lives at a hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds during a shoot-out with the Police.

A statement signed by the acting Director-General of Police Public Affairs Department, ACP Kwesi Ofori, said a third suspect, 67-year-old Bukari Salifu, who is a financier and supplier of weapons for the group was also arrested in his hideout in Zenu.

The statement said a Blow F9-22 pistol, a locally manufactured pistol, and two motorbikes were retrieved by the Police.

Police assure of stringent measures to curb rising crime

The Police Service says it is making use of its patrol teams to combat the rising spate of crime in Accra.

Some days ago, videos of daylight car robbery incidents at Sampa Valley in the Ga South Municipality and Apenkwa Traffic Light on the Achimota stretch went viral on social media.

These incidents among several others have heightened fears among the public, who feel their lives remain in danger as they go about their daily activities.

The Ghana Police Service as a matter of urgency has introduced urgent additional security measures in the wake of a spike in robbery incidents, especially in the national capital, Accra.

Source: Citinewsroom

Police pick up self-confessed taxi driver over serial murders

The taxi driver

Felix Ansah, 35, allegedly confessed on Accra-based Onua TV on 2 September 2021 that he had killed “several persons for ritual purposes”

The self-confessed taxi driver has been arrested over his alleged “involvement in several murders”, the police have announced.

Felix Ansah, 35, allegedly confessed on Accra-based Onua TV on 2 September 2021.

“Following his admission of the alleged commission of such acts, he was arrested to assist in police investigations,” the police said in a statement on Sunday.

“He will be put before court on Monday 13 September 2021 to be placed on remand for thorough investigations into the allegations to continue,” the statement added.

Below is the full statement:

African Faith Pastor jailed 24-years for defiling 14-yr-old daughter

Pastor jailed 24 years with hard labour after defiling daughter. A 41-year-old pastor of the African Faith Tabernacle Church at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison with hard labour for defiling his 14-year-old daughter.

During the judgement on Thursday, September 9, 2021, the pastor, Paul Nkansah, pleaded guilty to the two charges of defilement and incest.

The court presided over by Patricia Amponsah found him guilty on all the two charges.

He was then sentenced to 22 years in prison for defilement and 24 years in prison for incest.

The two sentences will run concurrently.

During the hearing, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Regina Oparebea, disclosed that Paul Nkansah was previously jailed for 20 years on a different charge of defilement at Akim Oda, but the sentence was reduced five years after an appeal.

Notorious Prepaid Meter Thief Arrested

A notorious suspected prepaid meter thief one Mohammed Sualisu has been arrested in Tamale in the Northern Region.

Mohammed Sualisu is said to have been a wanted person by the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) since last year for allegedly stealing power meters of customers in the region.

Mohammed Sualisu is alleged to have stolen several prepaid meters from their customer’s homes.

Some NEDCo customers in the region reported to the office that their prepaid meters have been stolen under strange circumstances which prompted NEDCo to flag those meters in their system.

One Mohammed Osman, a NEDCo customer went to buy power and the system detected that the meter was flagged and he was arrested.

Mohammed Osman then led NEDCo officials to Mohammed Sualisu as the person who sold the prepaid meter to him and he was subsequently arrested.

Mohammed Sualisu was arrested with two stolen prepaid meters in his custody.

They have arraigned before the Tamale District Magistrate court presided by His Worship Amadu Issifu and remanded into police custody.

They have been charged with stealing and will reappear in court on September 10, 2021.

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) Public Relations Officer, Alhassan Ababa, said the illegal connection has remained the bane of NEDCo’s success and the creeping canker of meter theft.

“This menace if not checked will lead to the collapse of the company. We are therefore appealing to the general public to help NEDCo combat all antisocial activities from our various communities to guarantee the survival of the sole electricity distributor in Northern Ghana.”

Source: Daily Guide

Kasoa murder: ‘You’re my friend so why are you using a block to hit me to death?’ – Suspect reveals 10-year-old’s last question

Chilling details have emerged from the Kaneshie District Court about how the two teenagers murdered a 10-year-old at Kasoa in the Central Region.

Felix Nyarko aka Yaw Anane during the proceeding told the judge, Rosemond Agyiri, how he and his accomplice, Nicholas Kwami Kani, ended the life of Ishmael Abdullah.

The minor told the court that they smoked Indian Hemp (Wee), and fell asleep the night before they murdered the class three pupil.

The two teens who so desperately wanted to be rich had contacted a fetish priest they had seen on TV. The priest requested a human body and ¢5000.

According to him, their initial plan was to kidnap “his friend” and demand a ramson of ¢5000 from his family and later kill him.

Felix said on the Wednesday before the April 3, 2021, murder, they were about to kidnap their victim but Ishmael Abdullah’s mother called her son so, “I was not able to kidnap him like we planned.”

The 15-year-old told the court that on the day of the incident he had convinced the victim about how his accomplice had got a new video game and told him to follow him to where Nicholas was so they could play the game.

The minor said upon reaching the uncompleted building, Nicholas was already waiting for them and he assisted the victim to climb into the room.

“When we got there, Nicholas told Ishmael (victim) that the game was in the sack over there so Nicholas bent down to pick the game from the sack. Nicholas then used a club to hit the back of his head and he fell to the floor, unable to speak. We dragged him closer to us and Nicholas hit him again with the club,” he said.

According to the suspect, although his sister heard a noise and was coming over to enquire what had happened, she walked towards the uncompleted building but “I told her it was nothing so she should go back.”

Yaw Anane said he then picked a block and just when he was about to hit Ishmael Abdullah, “he asked me ‘you that you are my good friend, why are you doing this to me? What have I done to you’?”

Nevertheless, he said he hit the victim with the block but said he was still breathing.

The minor said he then brought two shovels and they dug a shallow hole and dropped the victim inside.

He said realising that the deceased was still breathing, they added more sand while he was still alive.

Felix Nyarko said he picked another block but heard his mother calling him so he dropped it and went out of the uncompleted building leaving Nicholas behind.

He told the court how he later went to fetch water for his mother and upon his return, he saw his parent who asked him how he could have done what he did.

The accused told the court events that led to the discovery of the body and how angry residents of the area subjected them to severe beatings following the incident.

The prosecution led by Nana Adoma Osei, a State Attorney, on Monday presented the court with exhibits which included one shovel, one spade, a club, pieces of cement block, pictures of sand mixed with blood, investigation caution statements of accused persons, pictures of the deceased, and photographs of the crime scene which they intend to rely on for the main trial.

The court then ruled that “based on the statements you made this afternoon, I deem it necessary to commit you to stand trial.”

The two are expected to appear before the High Court on Monday, September 20, 2021.

Meanwhile, the two have confessed to killing a pregnant woman a long time ago.


Kasoa ritual murder: We’ve killed a pregnant woman apart from Ishmael – Boy,15, tells Court

The first accused person in the case of the Kasoa ritual murder has made a startling revelation that apart from killing 10-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdullah, they have also killed a pregnant woman some time past.

Though he did not give the exact date to the court, the 15-year-old said this was not the first time they have killed somebody.

On the day when they were committed to stand trial for murder at the High Court, the 15-year old said, he did that with Nicholas Kwame Kani, 18.

But, Nicholas Kwame Mensah has denied his involvement in the whole incident.

“I and Nicholas have killed a pregnant woman in the past but not in this case. We have killed a pregnant woman before. If Nicholas said he won’t tell the truth, I will speak the truth” he told the court.

He told the Kaneshie District Court presided over by Her Worship Rosemond Douduaa Agyiri that, the ghost of the 10- year-old Ishmael has been tormenting him to speak the truth else he would be killed

The Kaneshie District Court committed the two boys alleged to have murdered a 10-year-old boy for ritual at Kasoa to stand murder trial at the High Court.

This was after the Prosecution led by Nana Adoma Osei filed a new Bill of Indictment (BI) to the court on Monday.

A juvenile offender Felix Nyarko, 15, and Nicolas Kwake Kani, 18, have been officially charged for the murder of a 10-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdullah on April 2, 2021.

As part of material list of evidence (exhibits) attached to the BI are club and pick up, a shovel, a spade, pieces of cement blocks, samples of soil with blood of where the incident happened, and pictures of all the exhibits.

Also in the BI were, investigation cautioned statements obtained from the accused persons, post mortem examination report, picture of the deceased among others.

EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala repost that they are to appear at the High Court on September 20 for trial

‘Serial Killer’ Grabbed Attempts Suicide

BUSTED! Okyere Baffuor

The 28-year-old man who brutally killed his wife at Degede, a suburb of Bibiani in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai District in the Western North Region on August 5, before fleeing, has been arrested by the police.

Emmanuel Okyere Baffuor is also on the radar of the police for the disappearance of a nursing student called Eva Boahemaa in November 2016 in Offinso in the Ashanti Region.

The suspect was apprehended at Oforikrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region upon a tip-off on Wednesday evening.

Suicide Attempt

The Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Divisional Crime Officer, Supt. Seth Sewornu confirmed the arrest, and said the suspect attempted to commit suicide by trying to drink a poisonous substance but the police pounced on him to avert any trouble.

He said that the Bibiani police collaborated with their counterparts from the Manhyia Divisional Command to arrest the suspect.

A picture of Okyere Baffuor in handcuffs emerged showing him holding a bottle with a green lid, which the police said contained a poisonous substance he had tried to drink to end his life in an apparent attempt to escape justice for the gruesome murder.

Okyere Baffuor was declared wanted by the Bibiani police following the murder of Joyce Johnes Afi Jessica, and Supt. Serwonu said they were preparing to transport him to Bibiani from Kumasi to continue the investigations.

He thanked the people of Bibiani, particularly those who gave the tip-off to the police which led to the arrest of the suspect, saying “The people should continue to cooperate with the police to expose miscreants in our midst.”

Serial Killer

The police in 2016 declared Okyere Baffuor wanted following the disappearance of a nursing trainee.

Telltale evidence suggested that the suspect allegedly ‘vanished’ with a nursing student whose name was given as Eva Boahemaa, somewhere in November 2016, and the lady has never been seen since then.

Eva, who was a student of St. Patrick Nursing and Midwifery Training College at Offinso in the Ashanti Region, was said to be the girlfriend of Okyere Baffuor at the time she got missing.

Social media posts of friends of Eva, who is feared dead, appear to have exposed the activities of Okyere Baffuor, now arrested.

Eva’s Disappearance

When the student disappeared, there was a Police Missing Persons’ Report issued from the Offinso Divisional CID in 2016, confirming the case.

The police report said Eva was a native of Bekwai in the Ashanti Region and was 23 years of age, and her height was given as 5.5 feet.

The report also said she is dark in complexion with medium eyes, small ears and stoutly built.

It said Eva had two tribal marks on the left cheek and the dress in which she was last seen was a pink blouse over white skirt.

The police gave her occupation as a student.

According to the police report, Eva could speak Twi and English, and the date, time and place where she was last seen was November 4, 2016 at 15:30 hours at St. Patrick’s Midwifery Campus, Offinso.

The police said the circumstances under which Eva went missing was that she left the school for Ashanti-Bekwai on vacation and has since not been seen, and gave the suspect’s name as Okyere Baffuor.

It later turned out that Okyere Baffuor was once based in Italy and was believed to be the suitor of Eva.

Eva’s Father

Five months after she went missing, Eva’s father, Yaw Manu, had granted an interview and said that one Okyere Baffuor in 2015 proposed to marry the nursing student via video call but she turned him down to concentrate on schooling.

Later in the same year, Okyere Baffuor who claims to be a native of Essumenya visited Ghana but moved to stay with them at Bekwai for two months.

A marriage deal was then sealed and traditional knocking rites performed subsequently.

Okyere Baffuor promised to come back to Ghana in December of 2017 to perform the marriage rites.

But surprisingly, he showed up a month earlier in school on a day the school was going on break and picked up Eva, ostensibly to take her home.

Information available suggests Eva was suspicious and questioned Baffuor about the timing of his visit. Nonetheless, she joined the man and has since not been seen.

Facebook Expose

Eva’s friends, who are now practicing nurses, posted her picture and identified Okyere Baffuor in the background as the same person who had just killed his wife.

They said “this is the same guy who was with our friend Eva before she went missing five years ago. He is the same guy who has married elsewhere and is being sought after by the police for killing his wife in Bibiani.”

Some have said that at Bibiani, Okyere Baffuor claims he had returned from Dubai.

Matrimonial Home

Back in his matrimonial home in Western North, Okyere Baffuor was said to have treated his wife inhumanely, including subjecting her to severe beatings.

Sources say he could even urinate into a Don Simon tetra pack for his wife to drink, and when she could no longer bear the inhumane treatment, she decided to divorce him.

The wife gathered courage and left the matrimonial home but her family and her pastor allegedly persuaded her to get back with him.

Wife’s Murder

Following the gruesome murder, police preliminary investigations revealed that the victim decided to divorce the suspect over myriad of issues.

Supt. Seth Serwonu, Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Divisional Crime Officer, told journalists that the husband begged the wife to stay explaining that he had turned a new leaf, but the lady insisted that she was walking out of the marriage.

The woman subsequently packed her belongings and left the husband’s house to live with her parents.

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, at about 12 noon, the suspect went to the wife’s parents’ house at a time the parents were not around and purportedly attacked the wife with a knife in her room.

The man allegedly stabbed the wife five times, killing her on the spot, and covered the body with clothes in the room and absconded

Police gun down four suspected robbers at Shiashie

Four suspected robbers have been shot dead by Police at Shiashie in Accra Monday morning.

Kasapa News sources say the robbers were accosted by the Police after a robbery operation in the enclave.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the suspects have been sent to the Police Hospital for autopsy.

More soon

Man Stabs Wife To Death Over Divorce Threat

The Police in Bibiani are on a manhunt for one Emmanuel Okyere Baffour for allegedly stabbing his wife, 26-year-old Joyce Johnes Afi Jassika, to death.
The suspect is said to have committed the act after the deceased threatened to divorce him.

The incident occurred last Thursday, August 6, at Degede, a suburb of Bibiani in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region.

According to the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Seth Serwonu, relatives of the deceased reported the incident to the police.

He said the Police proceeded to the scene and found the deceased in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.

The body has since been deposited at the Bibiani Government Mortuary for autopsy, while the Police have commenced investigations to trace the whereabouts of the perpetrator.

According to Supt Serwonu, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased decided to divorce the suspected husband over a myriad of issues but the husband begged her to stay and that he had turned a new leaf.

The woman however insisted on walking out of the marriage; she packed her luggage and left for her parents.

He said on Thursday, August 6, 2021, around 12pm, the suspect went to the house of the deceased when her parents were not around to attack her with a knife.

He allegedly stabbed her five times, covered the body with clothes in the room, and absconded.


A/R: Three arrested for allegedly killing ‘Okada rider’ at Brepo

Three persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of a commercial motorbike rider Kwaku Manu, 45, at Brepo in the Ashanti region.

The body of the deceased was found in a bush at Brepro, near Fawoman in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region.

The suspects Kwabena Stephen, 19, Samuel Nibonde, 20, and Kofi Quansah, 19, allegedly murdered the victim and stole his motorbike.

According to Police sources, the deceased left home on Friday 6th August 2021 but did not return.

Minutes after the robbery, the suspects were reported to have had an accident with the deceased’s motorbike and were rushed to the St. Edward’s Hospital at Adugyama on Saturday 7th August 2021.

The police on arrival at the hospital found the deceased’s phone on one of the suspects. The suspects have been transferred to the Mankranso Government Hospital for further medical attention and are under police guard.

The Acting IGP has dispatched a special team of investigators to the Ahafo Ano District to assist the police in the District in their investigations

“Suspect in Kuntenase Murder Arrested, Confesses to the Crime.

Police in Kuntenase in the Ashanti region have picked up suspect Rashid Ibrahim for the cold-blooded murder of Israel Agyei Manu, headteacher of Rogel Montessori Basic School at Atonsu Kumasi and owner/driver of the Bolt service Toyota Vitz vehicle with registration number GE 3170-21.

The suspect who initially gave an untenable alibi to Police later confessed to committing the crime and led police to retrieve the machete which he allegedly used to behead the deceased at Feyiase New Site on 4th July 2021. The suspect is in Police custody pending arraignment before Court.

Police commend community members who volunteered their observation of the movement of neighbours and strangers alike to the Police, leading to the arrest. Police assure them of the strictest confidentiality and appeals to such informants to desist from blowing their cover by bragging about such exploits.”

Ejura: Three suspects arrested over Kaaka’s death remanded

The Asokwa District Court on Friday, July 2, 2021, remanded into police custody the three suspects arrested in connection with the death of Ibrahim Muhammed, also known as Kaaka, who resided in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

The suspects are to reappear before the court on July 22, 2021.

They were slapped with two charges; conspiracy to commit crime and murder.

During the court proceedings, the prosecutor, Chief Supt. Kofi Blagodzi, prayed the court to remand them into police custody to allow them to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.

The magistrate, Her Worship Akua Adu Boahene agreed and subsequently remanded them into police custody.

About Kaaka’s death
Ibrahim Muhammed, died on Monday, June 28, 2021, after he was attacked by unknown assailants when he was returning home on his motorbike on Sunday at Ejura in the Sekyedumase District of the region.

It is alleged that he was attacked and killed because of his social activism, which some felt was denting the image of the governing New Patriotic Party.

This is because the 45-year-old was noted to be vocal on both local and national issues using his Facebook page.

His family said he had faced threats over his activism prior to the attack.

Following his burial, some residents of Ejura began a street protest but were confronted by armed police and military personnel, leading to the deaths of two persons who were said to have been shot by some soldiers.

The police claim the protestors had become rowdy and were pelting the security personnel with stones.

A three member-committee has been constituted to commence a public enquiry into the deaths and report to the Presidency within ten days.

Suspected killers of slain Mfantseman MP jailed 20 years – Police CID reveals

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, has revealed that four suspected killers of former Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford have been jailed 20 years each for robbery.

DCOP Ken Yeboah briefing the media at a news conference in Accra on Wednesday stated that five armed robbers were apprehended on May 11, 2021, during a robbery incident on the Jakobo-Obuasi highway but unfortunately, one of the robbers was shot dead by the patrol team.

According to him, the robbers during interrogation confessed to being involved in the murder of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford.

DCOP Ken Yeboah added that per the confession, the convicts will be made to face the courts again for the charge of murder of the late legislator.

“They were charged with robbery based on the fact of the May 11, 2021 incident, that is the highway robbery on the Jakobo-Obuasi road. On June 18, 2021, after the trial, they were convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each.

“All the convicts are to be arraigned before the court in respect of the robbery and murder of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford. It means that we are now going to charge them and try them for the murder of the MP,” he stated.

Mr. Hayford was shot and killed after his car was attacked on the Nkusukum Mankessim-Abeadze Duadze road in the Central Region.

Eyewitnesses say the suspected armed robbers numbering about six shot at the MP’s vehicle when his driver attempted to drive away from the robbery scene.

After the car stopped, the driver was shot by the armed robbers to serve as a deterrent to others who might try to escape.

The MP is also alleged to have confirmed his identity to the robbers when asked who the MP of the constituency was. He was then shot twice, resulting in his death.


East Legon: Street robber busted

Police have arrested one Michael Tyron for attacking and snatching the mobile phones of two persons (names withheld) at Thunder Lilly East Legon at about 9:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.

The two phones, two kitchen knives, a wifi device and some cash were retrieved from the suspect.

The police said the suspect is in their custody pending processing for court.

The arrest according to the police was made easier by the victims’ actions of reporting to the nearest police patrol team.

“It is hoped that the general public will follow this good example of reporting crimes to the police immediately they occur and cooperate for police to carry through actions,” the police stated in a statement

V/R: Police arrests 7 suspects for 12-year-old boy’s ritual murder

The police command in the Agortime-Ziope District of the Volta Region, in collaboration with the regional command, has arrested some seven suspects in connection with the murder of 12-year-old Cornelius Negble in Nornyikpo, a village near Ziope.

The suspects have been in their hideouts since the incident happened in May, barely two weeks after the police retrieved the decomposed body of the young man in a fetish priest’s shrine.

The suspects were arrested afterwards.

Other suspects who had escaped to the Republic of Togo, have also been arrested by Interpol.

All the seven suspects have made first appearances at the Agortime-Ziope District Magistrate Court.

They are expected to re-appear on 5 July 2021

Armed robbers Kill Mobile Money Vendor…

A mobile money vendor has been shot dead by armed robbers at Okorase near Koforidua the Eastern Regional capital. The 36-year-old Solomon Arhin Prost was gunned down Saturday, June 20,201 at 11:14pm. He was shot on his way home after closing from work.

The deceased was reportedly walking home with his friend when they were attacked by the robbers and run helter-Skelter. The friend however escaped unhurt.

According to a witness Mohammed Shaibu, he heard gunshots while in his room but a few minutes later he heard the victim who had been running towards his house shouting for help. But he came out of his room to see the victim lying in a supine position in a pool of blood wearing black shorts with a white shirt with gunshot wounds on the chest.

Two black backpacks containing cash of GHC 8,290.30, One HP Laptop with charger, one Infinix Mobile Phone, One Itel Mobile phone, one Android mobile phone, two small itel mobile phone, one pendrive, a modem, earpiece, and some bank documents were found lying beside the victim.

Police who visited the scene upon receipt of the information after taken inventory of the crime scene conveyed the victim to St. Joseph Hospital where he was confirmed dead by the medical Doctor on duty Dr. Benjamin Sam.

His body has been deposited at the morgue of the same Hospital.×343&!9&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=fXXXLOrMSu&p=https%3A//

The murdered Solomon Arhin was a teacher at Behenase RC Basic school near Tinkon in Akuapem North Municipality. He was also a member of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) of The Church of Pentecost in Koforidua.

The Resident Minister of PIWC-Koforidua Pastor Musa Yahaya led members of the church to commiserate with the bereaved family.

Kingsford Kalefe, Headteacher of Behenase Basic School described the deceased as a hard-working and industrious young man. He called on the Inspector General of Police to intervene to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested

The national Chairman of Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) Dela Abotsie said robbery attacks on their members is one too many therefore wants a collaborative effort to curb the menace.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said an investigation has commenced into the incident.

The deceased left behind a pregnant wife and two children.



Armed robbers attack 5 Kumasi gold dealers; shoot 2 for refusing to surrender gold


Two persons have been shot in the leg after they resisted attempts by armed robbers who came to rob them of their cash at Motikrom in the Amanse South District of the Ashanti region.null

According to an eyewitness who spoke to, the armed robbers stormed the small town at about 1:30 am and sounded several warning shots before they started their robbery expedition.

They are said to have robbed five gold dealers of their valuables including huge sums of monies but the two who got shot in the leg are said to have resisted the robbery hence the shooting in their legs.

They have since been sent to the St. Martin’s government hospital, Manso Agroyesum where they are receiving treatment but one is said to be in a critical condition.null

Our source says the Police got to the scene just after the armed robbers had left and spent an hour before leaving the scene.

Meanwhile, a victim of the robbery incident has reported the case to the Police and investigations are ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.


Cop killer’s case adjourned due to lack of jurors

The case of Eric Kojo Duah, aka Sakora, the man accused of killing two police officers at Buduburam in the Central Region, on August 28, 2019, has been adjourned to July 1.

The adjournment came as an Accra High Court had indicated that it had some challenges with the empanelling of the jury.

In a trial by indictment, a seven member jury are expected to join a High Court judge to hear the matter.

Kojo Duah has been charged with murder for allegedly murdering Sgt. Michael Dzamasi, a service driver, and L/Cpl Awal Mohammed, at a spot called Big Apple at Buduburam, near Kasoa.

Another accused person, Michael Osarfo Ani, has been charged with abetment to commit murder.
The two were committed to stand trial at the High Court by the Kaneshie District Court.

Prosecution said Duah allegedly shot Sgt Dzamesi and L/Corporal Awal, both attached to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service at Budumburam, who were on taskforce duties on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway.

It said Duah, in the company of his friends, using an unregistered Toyota Camry vehicle, and driving recklessly, allegedly shot the unarmed policemen after refusing to stop when the security officers signalled them to do so.


Ritual Killing: AG Orders Police To Charge Kasoa Teenagers With Conspiracy, Murder

The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Police to charge the two teenagers who allegedly killed 11- year old Ishmael Mensah, at Kasoa, with conspiracy and murder.

Nicholas Kini and Eric Nyarko reportedly killed Mensah in April this year for ritual purposes at Lamptey Mills, near Kasoa.

Chief Inspector Ernest Agbo told Ofaakor District Court, “My Lord we have received the advice from the AG’s office directing the police to charge accused persons with the offences of conspiracy to commit crime to wit Murder and Murder.”

Chief Insp. Agbo said the Police had obtained the investigation charge statements from the teenagers and forwarded them to the AG for further directions.

“We are, therefore, waiting for bail of indictment and summary of evidence from AG’s office for same to be served on the accused persons for committal proceedings to commence,”he said.

Mr Samuel Attuah, defense counsel for the teenagers, said they were waiting for the AG so the trial could start as soon as possible.

Mr Attuah also stated that he had filed for bail for his client and the bail application was expected to be heard next week.

The matter has been adjourned to July 15.

The teenagers allegedly lured Mensah, their playmate, into an uncompleted building and smashed his head with a club and cement blocks, killing him instantly.

They, subsequently, buried him in the building. Police said the teenagers planned to recover the victim’s body later that night for money rituals.

The crime shocked the nation, sparking nationwide debate about parenting and charlatans who claim to make people rich.

Source: GNA