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B/A police arrest suspected armed robber, hunt for hit and run driver

botchway July 11, 2018

From Francis Owusu-Ansah, Sunyani  .
The Sunyani Municipal Police Command in the Brong Ahafo Region has arrested a 21-year-old suspected armed-robber, Abdul Karim Sulemana, for attacking a 32-year old man with a knife in his home.
Sulemana ordered the victim, Mr. Kwadwo Ntim, a welder by profession, to surrender the money in his possession to avoid death for himself and his wife.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told The Chronicle in Sunyani on Wednesday, that at about 20:00 hours on Sunday, July 8, 2018, Sulemana went into Ntim’s house and threatened him and his wife with a knife and snatched his techno mobile phone and an amount of GH¢300.
He said the victim gathered courage and struggled with the suspect for a while to get his money and mobile phone back, but could not, and, therefore, raised an alarm for assistance which attracted some neighbours to the scene, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Chief Inspector Oppong said they retrieved the money and the phone and called in the police, who came to take suspect to the police station and detained him to assist in investigations.
Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong commended the community members for responding to the call of Mr. Ntim to help arrest the suspect, and urged the public to react same in similar situations in their localities.
Meanwhile, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has appealed to the public to help provide information for the arrest of a driver who fled the scene after a road crash at Taforo, near Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong told The Chronicle that the driver knocked and killed a 41-year old teacher in the town and fled, instead of stopping to take the victim to the hospital.
Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong said on Monday, 2 July, 2018, Madam Abena Manu,70, a farmer, reported to the Dormaa-Ahenkro Police that her son, Kwabena Darko, a teacher at Taforo, who had been missing for some days, had been found dead near his farm on the Taforo-Kosan road.
The Police PRO said the police proceeded to the place and found the deceased lying prostrate, with his body in a decomposed state, adding that a Haojin motorbike, belonging to the deceased, was also found lying about 10 metres away from the body.
He said the body of deceased has been deposited at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital morgue pending autopsy, and asked the hit and run driver to surrender or be ready to face the wrath of the police.

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