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13.04.2010 Crime & Punishment

Two Suspected Armed Robbers Lynched

By Daily Graphic
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Two suspected armed robbers have been allegedly lynched by a mob at Sakaman in Accra.

They have been identified as Gideon Dodzi and Madina. Their bodies have been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary.

Two others, however, managed to escape. A bag containing groceries which they allegedly stole from a shop, a cutter and a spanner suspected to have been used to break into the shop were retrieved from the scene of the robbery at Sakaman.

The Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Rose Bio Atinga, told newsmen yesterday that the owner of the shop (name withheld), while on his way to the mosque to pray at 4.55 a.m. yesterday, saw men in front of his store at Sakaman and asked them to leave the place.

She said on the owner’s return from the mosque, he saw that the two men had been lynched, while his store had been broken into, with a “Ghana must go” bag loaded with provisions from the shop lying close to the lynched men.

DCOP Atinga said the shop owner reported the matter to the Odorkor Police at 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

She said investigations had so far revealed that the four robbers were all residents of Abuja on the Graphic Road and pledged the commitment of the police to apprehend the two escapees.

The Regional Police Commander, however, appealed to the public not to take the law into their own hands when they arrested criminals.

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