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SUSPECTED FULANI ARMED ROBBERS NABBED

The Police in Kintampo have arrested three men of Fulani extraction for allegedly carrying out an operation on the Ntankoro-Oforikrom road in the Kintampo South District.  The trio and three others on the run are alleged to have blocked the road with Teak beams and robbed passengers on seven commercial vehicles and others of their belongings.  The trio, Salim Mohammed, 28, Abukari Sidibe Abdulai, 30 and Abdul Sulley have since been arraigned before Court and remanded to reappear on the 17th of this Month. The Brong-Ahafo Police PRO, ASP Christopher Tawiah, briefing Develop Ghana Newspaper in Sunyani said the arrest followed a tip of by the first Victim of the alleged robbers, which made the Police increase their vigilance at the various Police Check Points, leading to the arrests at the Apaaso Police Barrier on the outskirts of Kintampo.  According to ASP Tawiah, on the second day of July, the first Victim of the robbers, was ridinh his Motorcycle when he the barrier mounted by the robbers, sustaining some injury.  His woes worsened when about six robbers surrounded him armed with a gun, knives and clubs, proceeded to relieve him of his mobile phone and 45 Ghana Cedis.  ASP Tawiah disclosed that the Victim recounted how he was made to lie down and subsequently watch about seven commercial vehicles and their passengers get robbed of the their possessions.  The Victim said with the robbers concentrating on the passengers, he managed to escape leaving his motor bike robbery spot.  After three hours on foot he managed to reach Kintampo and reported the incident to the Police.  The Police consequently alerted all checkpoints to be on the lookout for the robbers.  ASP Tawiah said it was under such circumstance that a Taxi cab with registration number GT 4640 T, driven by one Atta Boakye was stopped at the Apaaso Police Barrier.  One of the Passengers, later found to be, Abdul Sulley, bolted. The Police gave chase and apprehended him while a search carried out on him and his two fellow passengers, all Fulanis, revealed a gun, a jack knife and just over 900 Ghana Cedis in Salim Mohamed’s possession.  They were consequently arrested and put before court.  They will re-appear before a Kintampo Magistrate Court on the 17 of this month.

Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/   

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