Tag: Crime

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

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.

Conversation

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.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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

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.

Armed robbers kill 30-year-old taxi driver, steal his car

Police say his body was found in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds on his head.

A 30-year-old taxi driver, Kwame Osei Banaman, has been shot and killed with his 2021 registered Toyota Vitz taxi robbed at Greda Estate in Accra.

Police say his body was found in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds on his head.

The Teshie District Police Commander, DSP Ransford Nsiah spoke to Accra-based Citi FM about the incident.

“We saw him lying in a pool of blood. So while we were trying to organize ourselves to convey the body to the mortuary, one man who claimed to be the owner of the taxi car which the victim was using came to tell us that he knows the victim and that he gave him the car to operate on a work and pay basis.”

“He then proceeded to give the car number, the car type, and the colour of the car to us. However, upon inspection of the body, we found gunshot wounds on him.”

DSP Ransford Nsiah called on the public to assist police investigations with relevant information to nab the perpetrators.

“We have information that the perpetrators have removed the car number plate and have embossed another number, but we don’t have the actual number now to confirm it.”

Just yesterday, Thursday, October 7, 2021, a 35-year-old worker of G4 Security was found dead at the premises of the Atonsu-Agogo branch of the Adansi Rural Bank Limited in the Ashanti Region.

The lifeless body of Alex Opoku was bundled with his mouth sealed.

The Bank’s Automated-Teller Machine (ATM) was tampered with, and the monitor of the CCTV camera and a laptop were also taken away after the suspects broke into the facility.

Officers from the Ashanti Regional Police Crime scene were at the scene to commence investigations.

Source: Citinewsroom

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

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

‘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

“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.”

Feyiase: Police arrests man who beheaded Bolt driver

The police command in Kuntenase in the Ashanti Region has picked up one 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, according to a statement by the police, initially “gave an untenable alibi”, later “confessed to committing the crime” and led the police to retrieve the machete which he allegedly used to behead the deceased at Feyiase New Site on Sunday, 4th July 2021.

The suspect is in police custody pending arraignment.

The police commended the community members, who volunteered their observation of movement of neighbours and strangers alike, leading to the arrest.

The police assured them of the “strictest confidentiality and appeals to such informants to desist from blowing their own cover by bragging about such exploits

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.

Source: kessbenonline.com

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

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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 MyNewsGh.com, 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.

Source: www.mynewsgh.com

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.


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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