A/R: Police arrest 12 robbery, kidnapping suspects

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Police in the Ashanti Region have confirmed the arrest of 12 suspected kidnappers in the region.

According to the police, the suspects have also been targeting Fulani herdsmen and their dependents in several robbery attacks around Ejura, Mampong and Akomadan areas.

The suspects, between the ages of 20 and 40, are believed to be Fulanis and have been identified by some of their victims.

They have since been remanded by district courts in various communities in the region.

The Public Relations Officer for the Ashanti Regional Police Command, DSP Godwin Ahianyo asked residents who have either been kidnapped or robbed to report to the nearest Police station.

“These twelve suspects have already been identified by their victims however Police suspect them of other similar crimes, therefore, we are urging all persons within the Ashanti Region who have been victims of robberies of kidnappings in recent times to report to the nearest police station,” the police said in a statement.

Kidnapping in Ghana

There have been several cases of kidnapping in Ghana raising concerns about insecurity in the West African nation.

In 2018, four girls were kidnapped in Takoradi in the Western Region amid fears they may have been killed for rituals.

The victims have been named as ; Priscilla Bentum, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Mantebea Kuranchie and Ruth Abakah.

The girls were later confirmed dead by the police after series of tests on human body parts found in a tank near one of the key suspect’s home.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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