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Tamale: 18 suspected criminals arrested in Police-Military swoop



A joint military and police team have arrested 18 suspected criminals after a swoop in parts of the Tamale Metropolis.

They found substance suspected to be narcotics on the people they arrested.

The team visited suburbs such as Tamale Polytechnic area, Kaladan and Jisonayili.

The aim of the exercise according to the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ussif Tanko is to ensure regular security in the region.

He said the exercise will continue at other places in the metropolis to rid the region and ensure the safety of citizens.

Ghanaians have been urged to share information with the police on criminal activities in their communities.

All the suspects have been detained by the Regional Crime Investigations Department for further investigations.


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S/R: Criminals Terrorising Passengers On The Sawla to Tuna Road Arrested- ACP Dormanbah



The Deputy Police Commander of the Savannah Region ACP Charles Dormanbah has assured the people of the Savannah Region that armed robbery especially in the Sawla area of the Savannah region will soon become a thing of the past.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Damongo Divisional Police Headquarters yesterday 19th September, 2019, ACP Dormabah said the two suspected highway robbers arrested by the Police Patrol team on the Sawla to Tuna road are the criminals terrorising motorists and passengers on that stretch.

According to him, on 18th September, 2019 at about 4.00 pm, the police patrol team stationed at Sawla arrested and brought in suspects Mustapha Mumuni age 22 years and Ali Bukari age 20 years together with a black Apsonic Auroba motor bike with registration number M-19-UW-5099 with a report  that whilst on patrols on Sawla  to Tuna road where robbers have been attacking motorists plying the route, they spotted the two suspects at a spot where some motorist were robbed earlier Monday 16th September, 2019.

ACP Charles Dormanbah said a search conducted on them revealed some amount of  money in their pockets, Five mobile phones made up of four TeKno and an  Infinix  where found on them with  description of the suspects given by the various victims  of highway robbery attacks.

ACP Dormanbah also said a search conducted by the police in the rooms of the suspects in Tuna and Jindabour revealed a Jack knife, a dagger, a go to hell metal, two pairs of motorbike mirrors, two mobile phones and two covers, an ear piece and a metal whip in the room of Ali Bukari in Tuna but nothing was found in the house of suspect  Mustapha Mumuni.

ACP Dormanbah said the police counted the money retrieved from the suspects and it amounted to GHC 939.00 with the picture of  Abass Gumah, a driver from Bole on the infinix phone found on the suspects.

Abass had meanwhile earlier reported on the 13th September 2019  of being  robbed of the sum of GHC10,251, an Infinix  phone and a phone of his mate. The suspects will be arranged before the Bole Magistrate Court next week.

ACP Charles Dormanbah praised the Police team for the good work they are doing and urged them not to relent in their efforts towards ending crime in the region.

Source: Zion Abdul- Rauf

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Tamale: Man Remanded For Attempted Murder



The main suspect in the murder of the policewoman, Agatha Nana Nabin, Issahaku Yakubu has been remanded into prison custody by the Tamale Magistrate Court for allegedly attempting to kill one Tominu Yussif.

He made the murder attempt in Tamale in May 2018.

The Tamale Magistrate court presided over by Amadu Seidu, declined a bail request by the suspect’s lawyer, Abdul Rauf.

According to the judge, only the Attorney General’s advise will determine if the suspect should be granted bail or not.

The case has been adjourned to 3rd October, 2019.

Issahaku Yakubu aka Kanbo-Naa is before the Tamale Magistrate Court for allegedly shooting and injuring the victim over GH¢2,000 at a popular spot called James Town Drinking Spot, which is located at Assemblyman Park at Water Works in Tamale.

It will be recalled that the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Sup. Otuo Acheampong, addressing the media, said the victim came to the police when he heard about the arrest of the suspect.

According to him, the suspect is facing two separate trials and is expected to be charged with attempted murder and the use of offensive weapon without authority in the 2018 case.

Story By: Eric Kombat|Daily Guide Network

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CID boss must be arrested immediately over Takoradi girls’ case -Ndebugri



John Ndabugri

A lawyer and former legislator, John Ndebugri, is demanding the immediate arrest of the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah.

According to him, Tiwaa became an accomplice in the kidnapped Takoradi girls’ case after she claimed that the police knew the whereabouts of the girls.

DCOP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 told Ghanaians that her outfit knew the location of the Takoradi kidnapped girls.

After receiving a lot of backlash for the remark, she subsequently said her comment was to give assurance to the families.

But speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Ndebugri insisted that any serious State would have caused the arrest of the CID boss a long time ago.

“She said that they knew where they [kidnapped girls] were, she must be an accomplice in this matter. This is the situation where a person like that should be arrested immediately. These girls were abducted at different times from different places and the body parts that were found were found at a common place. At a certain point, she said she knew where the girls were. How is it that they knew where the girls were and later on they mysteriously went to some septic tank and found remains of the people there. We must be serious in this country.”

The lawyer argued that the kidnapped girls’ case cannot be dealt with professionally if the CID boss is not made to face the law.

“I am saying that she must be arrested and cross-examined in court. The charge of the State is to arrest her. She is a good candidate for arrest otherwise this case cannot come to a rest. She is an accessory to the crime. I am saying so because of all the evidence available and I am saying so, very forcefully. We cannot let people come to power and commit crimes against the same people who gave them the power,” Ndebugri stated.

Police confirm death of kidnapped girls

The Ghana Police service on Monday revealed that the DNA test carried out on the human parts found in the vicinity of the suspected kidnapper’s home tested positive to the DNA of the four missing girls.

The confirmation was made by the acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh.

“Officers of the Ghana Police service informed four families in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana that DNA test conducted on some human remains discovered into the course of police investigations into the disappearance the four missing girls have turned positive, as the remains of the girls. The Ghana Police service has with regret informed the families that the DNA test confirmed the remains to be that of Ruth Abakah, Priscilla Kuranchie, Ruth Love Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum.”

“Investigations now establish that the girls were victims of a serial kidnapping and murdering syndicate that operated in the Takoradi area.” The acting IGP said.

Families demand resignation of CID boss, others over DNA results

The families of the Takoradi kidnapped girls subsequently called for the resignation of some top-ranking officials of Ghana’s security apparatus after the missing girls were confirmed dead on Monday evening.

The families demanded the resignation of the CID boss, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, and the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah.

According to the spokesperson for the families, Mr. Micheal  Grant Hayford, they are suspecting a foul play on the part of the Police following the release of the results confirming the DNA of the 4 kidnapped girls.


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Police Confirm Deaths Of Missing Takoradi Girls



The four missing Takoradi Girls have been confirmed dead by the Ghana Police Service.

The Police Service confirmed that deaths at a press conference on Monday, September 16, 2019.

The Ag. Inspector of General of Police, Samuel Oppong Boanuh, who addressed the media, disclosed that the results of the DNA test on remains retrieved in Takoradi have been relayed to the families along with condolences.

The girls Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18; Ruth Love Quayson 18, and Ruth Abeka were kidnapped over a year ago by some suspected Nigerian kidnappers.

The main suspect is a 28-year old Nigerian named Samuel Udoetuk Wills.

He was arrested in the Western region, while another suspect, John Orji was arrested at the Aflao border.
The third, only known as Chika was arrested in Nigeria.

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