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3 suspected kidnappers arrested in Northern Region

3 suspected kidnappers arrested in Northern Region

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.

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