Three suspected robbers killed in a mob action

By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA

Wa, July 14, GNA – An angry mob lynched three suspects recently at Nator
Banori, a village near Nadowli, in the Upper West Region.

The deceased, who are of Fulani extraction, are currently at the Upper
West Regional Hospital Morgue in Wa.

Briefing the media in Wa, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward
Oduro Kwarteng, the Deputy Upper West Regional Police Commander, said at about
13:00 hrs on the eventful day, one Dienuma Kwaku, 45, heard an unusual noise in
his room.

He said the complainant then woke up and saw three suspected Fulani men,
one of them he could only identify as Puuri and two others, who formerly
resided in the same village, armed with two single barrel shot guns and
cutlasses busily searching the complainant’s personal effects in the room.

ACP Kwarteng said the complainant upon seeing the suspects raised an
alarm causing the culprits to escape from the room, later he claimed he had
identified two of the suspects and led four other young men to the houses of
the three Fulani men where they were arrested and brought to his house.

The complainant later invited his neighbours to his house and as they
were cautioning the suspects, they were also beating them at the same time, the
Deputy Upper West Regional Police Commander said.

He said when they saw that the suspects were weak they conveyed them on
a tricycle to the Nadowli Police Station where the police quickly rushed them
to the hospital and they were pronounced dead on arrival.

The complainant has since been arrested.

In another development, ACP Kwarteng said on 10th July, 2017 at about 20:00
hrs, police in Hain received information that some unidentified armed men had
blocked the Ulo – Nobre road and were robbing the road users.

He said two police officers namely Sergeant Karim Matari and Constable
Christopher Agbeko proceeded to the scene which was about 15kms from Hain.

“As they were going, five young men appeared from the nearby bush
flashing them to stop and when they obliged, one of the suspects ordered them
to put off the engine while one was walking towards them with a dagger and the
rest standing behind with cutlasses”, he said.

ACP Kwarteng said when the Sergeant realized their lives were in danger
he fired at the one who was advancing towards them killing him instantly and
the rest run into the bush.

He said the deceased was identified as Desmond Danyi alias Naabu, a
notorious criminal in Jirapa who was currently standing trial at the Wa Circuit
Court for causing unlawful damage.

The four suspects who escaped into the bush namely Hassan Arieba, 28,
Christopher Godwin, 26, Mahamud Jallo, 40, Wellendi Bari, 38, have since been
arrested by the police and would soon be put before court.

The Deputy Commander said the police patrol team in Wa also shot and hit
the left thigh of one suspect Abdul-Moomin Abubakar after he attempted shooting
at the police with his single barrel gun.

He said this happened when the patrol team received information that
some armed men had blocked the Jonga – Sombo road and were harassing road

Again, in another development, suspect Ibrahim Adams, 33, was arrested
and arranged before the Wa Circuit Court presided over by Mr Forson Baah
Agyapong and was remanded into police custody to assist with police
investigations in to the butchering of Master Harry Amankwa.

Harry Amankwa, a Level 400 student of the Wa campus of the University
for Development Studies (UDS) who received deep cutlass wounds on his shoulder,
head and right wrist on July 2, has since been transferred to the Komfo Anokye
Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi for further treatment.


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