Tamale: Police officer, five others arrested for robbery

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A police officer stationed in the Northern Region has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a robbery attack on a forex dealer in the capital Tamale.

Three of his accomplices, Adam Siba, Alhassan Issa and Baba Issa, were put before the Tamale Circuit Court last Wednesday.

They were remanded in police custody to reappear on May 7, 2020.

Two of the suspects, whose names are being withheld, sustained gunshot wounds during their arrest and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed health facility under armed guard.

The policeman, Corporal Suleman Gbana Ayuba of the Tamale District police, has been detained to assist with investigations into the case, Regional Crime Officer Superintendent Otuo Acheampong said in a statement.

The police said at a media briefing that incident occurred near Mum’s Hotel, off the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway, at about 9 a.m. on the day in question.

Superintendent Otuo Acheampong said during the arrest, a Hyundai saloon car and an Apsonic motorbike were recovered from the scene while two suspects escaped.

The motorbike was later traced to Corporal Ayuba who was subsequently arrested for further action.

The Command is encouraging residents and individuals with credible information to arrest such suspects to face justice.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH | Email: joevica18@gmail.com

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