THE ASHANTI Regional Police Command has arrested a suspected murderer and an armed robber at their various hideouts in the metropolis.
DCOP Ken Yeboah, the Ashanti regional commander at a press conference yesterday explained that, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) District Police at dawn of Monday May 22, 2017 at 3:00am arrested suspect Malam Sulemana, alias Romeo, an ex-convict, who was among a group of four armed robbers that attacked and robbed some students at a hostel at Ayeduase, a suburb of Kumasi on the same day.
According to him, two patrol teams swiftly moved to the area upon information and arrested the said suspect, while the other three accomplices whose names were given as Abass, Akwasi and Kolo, however, managed to escape.
He revealed that, an immediate search conducted on suspect Malam Sulemana revealed one locally manufactured pistol, five BB live cartridges, two Nokia mobile phones, one lady’s wrist watch, a radio speaker, one spent cartridge fired at the scene and cash sum of GHc52.00.
He said suspect Malam Sulemana admitted to the crime and mentioned the above named persons as his accomplices, who were subsequently identified by the victim.
In a related development, the regional police command on Saturday May 20, 2017, at about 1:30pm arrested suspect Issah Muhammed, alias Issah Koodey, for allegedly murdering Richard Apuri, a 22-year-old unemployed young man at Adiebeba, a suburb of Kumasi.
He revealed that on Monday May 1, 2017, at about 1:30pm, suspect Issah Mohammed and his son, Sayibor and some youth from Apraman allegedly attacked Richard Apuri, now decreased, at a road intersection between Ahodwo and Kaase, where the suspect inflicted machete wounds on the deceased, until he became unconscious.
He was later found by the roadside and his relatives were informed, who rushed him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), but died on arrival.
The Police Commander said preliminary investigations revealed that, a group of young men from Kaase and Apraman, all communities in Kumasi, clashed at the fire City Pub at Adiebeba, resulting in a fire fight.
He indicated that, further investigations revealed that suspect Issah Koodey threatened to kill any youth from Kaase that he meets because his son, Sayibor, was assaulted during the clash
Meanwhile, suspect Mohammed and his accomplices went into hiding after the act. The command consequently declared suspect Issah Mohammed and his son, Sayibor, wanted for alleged murder of the deceased, until his arrest at a hideout at Daban, through police surveillance.