A/R: Wanted suspect involved in murder of police officer at Bogoso arrested

David Wujah, 39, was arrested at his hideout at Asokore Mampong last Sunday

The police in the Ashanti Region have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery incident that led to the death of a police officer at Bogoso near Tarkwa in the Western Region.

The suspect named as David Wujah, 39, was arrested at his hideout at Asokore Mampong last Sunday by personnel from the Manhyia Divisional Command at about 16:00 hrs local time.

The suspect had been declared wanted by the police for his role in the robbery attack that led to the death of Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku of the Tarkwa Divisional Command barely two years ago.

Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku

Officials who confirmed the arrest to Dailymailgh.com will not give further details. The suspect has since been detained at the Zongo Police Station as at the time of filing this report.

It is gathered that an investigator from the Western Regional Police Command would proceed to Kumasi to pick the suspect to Sekondi for further action.


The on-duty officer, Lance Corporal Duku was shot dead by the gun-wielding men while on escort duty on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

The armed men made away with an amount of GHS900,000 belonging to an Indian-owned company, Plat and Plume Gold Refinery Company Ltd.

Duku Nicholas, detailed to the company was shot in the back several times while he was escaping.

Four suspects arrested; Nana 1 gunned down

After a manhunt, four suspects – Kweku Mintah, Mugabe, Davis Jangulo and 32-year-old Frederick Mensah also known as Nana 1 – were arrested.

Frederick Mensah also known as Nana 1

Nana 1 who was leading the police to the location of their booty decided to make a clean break from the gun-wielding officers. The able-bodied suspect was shot after attempts to re-arrest him failed.

Sup. Kwabena Acheampong a crime officer of the Tarkwa Divisional Command at that time, said the suspect died at the Tarkwa Government hospital.

“He was the most self-confessing among all the suspects we have arrested,” the Crime Officer said.

“He has provided police with a lot of information as to how the robbery was planned, where it was planned, the people who took part in the planning… the roles assigned to the conspirators.”

The Crime Officer said three suspects live in Tarkwa while five more joined in from unknown towns.

Another suspect shot dead at East Legon in Accra

Another suspect was also shot dead by police while planning another robbery operation at East Legon in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Undercover personnel from the Police Intelligence Directorate monitored and eventually arrested one of the suspects named as Amponsah Kojo, aged 46, at Ablekuma Olebu.

He confessed to taking part in the Bogoso robbery and led the team to Achimota to apprehend his accomplices.

At the Achimota bus terminal, one of his accomplices on seeing the police team, fled towards the motorway in the lane for oncoming vehicles whilst firing back at the police. Police pursued him and fired back at him.

At the Okponglo traffic light, the suspect’s vehicle collided with a Range Rover after which he was apprehended by police.

Indications are that he was wounded in the firefight and died whilst being rushed to the Police Hospital for treatment.

A handgun with 30 rounds of ammunition was retrieved from the deceased suspect’s vehicle.

His accomplice identified him as Nathaniel Ibu, a Nigerian, who led the gang from Accra to Bogosu to rob and kill the Lance corporal.

All the surviving suspects, numbering about six, are facing trial at a court in Tarkwa, in the Western Region.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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