Two robbers shot dead; arms supplier arrested

The Ghana Police on Saturday, September 25, 2021, were forced to shoot two suspected armed robbers who later died on admission at the hospital.

The suspects were Joseph Dagodzo, and Mujahid Abubakar, alias Sule.

Aside that, a 65-year-old suspected illegal arms dealer, Bukari Salifu, was also arrested at Zenu near Ashaiman.

According to the Police, the deceased suspects were arrested when they attempted to rob motorists along the Koluedor – Sege on the Accra main road.

During interrogation, the police said the suspects mentioned Bukari Salifu as the one who provides them with weapons for their robbery expeditions.

“Under the pretext of aiding the Police to retrieve some weapons and assist in arresting their other accomplices, who had escaped from the scene, the two deceased suspects led the crime-combat Police team to the purported hideout of their accomplices in a bush near Zenu. There, the Police came under fire as the suspects attempted to escape. This was a highly trained crime-combat team and the officers returned fire. The suspect armed robbers were shot in the process and were rushed to the Police Hospital where they died,” the Police stated.

Meanwhile, it noted that their bodies have been deposited at the Police Morgue.

The police added that, “Police intelligence led to the arrest of Bukari Salifu, their said financier and supplier of weapons.”

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In other news: Taxi driver who ‘killed’ people for rituals denied bail again

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A repeat application for bail moved by lawyer for the taxi driver, Felix Ansah who allegedly confessed to the killing of several people for rituals on live TV has been dismissed by an Accra Circuit Court   

The accused person has been remanded into Police custody to reappear on September 28.

In court on Thursday, September 16, 2021, the prosecutor, Inspector Princess Tetteh Boafo said the suspect had mention some places (where the supposed acts were committed) around the country that require them to travel across the country for more investigation. However, his Lawyer Theophilus Donkor argued that the prosecution had only come to court with an empty sheet for the court to fill for them.

According to him, the case against his client is more of a spiritual thing than it looks and should be admitted to bail thus, he described the invitation to remand the accused person into custody as being in “bad taste.”

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Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori
Writer’s email: porcia933@gmail.com

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