Notorious armed robber terrorizing Sandema, Fumbinsi, other communities arrested

A notorious armed robber who has been in the wanted list of the Police have been arrested for series of robberies especially in Sandema and its environs.

The suspect Abdulai Issaka Achalicaab was arrested on Saturday, January 8, 2022 by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Surveillance team of the Upper East Regional Police Command, through an intelligence-led operation.

According to Police reports, Abdulai Issaka Achalicaab has been behind a series of robberies at Sandema, Fumbisi and other surrounding enclaves.

He is also on the Police wanted list for jumping bail in a robbery case pending trial before a Court in Bolga since 2020.

Further details established that suspect is responsible for the robbery in Kadema which occurred on July 24, 2021, in which a victim was severely wounded.

“During the special operation, the Police recovered from the suspect three unregistered motorbikes believed to have been robbed from others and used for his robbery expeditions,” a statement by the Police said.

It added “We commend the Upper East Regional Police Command for their efforts in pursuing criminals in the region for the safety of the public.”


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