3 suspected kidnappers arrested in Northern Region
The Northern Regional Police Command has apprehended three
members of a suspected kidnapping and robbery syndicate
operating in the northern part of Ghana.
They were picked up in three separate hotels they were lodging
in the capital, Tamale.
Addressing the media in Tamale, the Northern Regional Police Commander,
COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, said the suspects were picked up after
some intelligence gathered by the police.
They were said to have arrived in Tamale and planned attacks
and kidnapping operations which were to be executed at Salaga,
Makango, Bimbila and Wulensi areas.
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The Police raided the said hotels on May 13 and arrested Yussif Mohammed,
22, a herdsman from Akwadum near Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The others were 23-year-old herdsman, Sanda Mohammed from Kintampo
and Mahammud Umar, 23, also a headsman from Bunjai in
the Salaga district of the Savana Region.
COP Bonga explained that the police recovered a machete, seven mobile
phones, GHS5,861 and another GHS5,239 in their mobile money account.
The police added that the suspects could not explain how they acquired
the said amount. They also refused to lead the police personnel
to their residents for further probe.
COP Bonga said the police have also retrieved videos of the suspects
lavishly displaying cash suspected to be from their booty
gathered from robberies or kidnappings.
He, however, appealed to the general public to volunteer information
that will possibly assist the police with investigations.
The three are currently in police cells and are expected to be put before
a Tamale District Court on May 31, 2021.