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27.03.2016 Crime & Punishment

One suspected killer of policeman at Kalba arrested

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One suspected killer of policeman at Kalba arrested
LISTEN MAR 27, 2016

Police in the Northern Region have arrested a 30-year-old man suspected to be part of the armed men who shot and killed a police officer at Kalba, Friday.

Speaking to Joy News, the Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the suspect, Ahmed Musah, 30 and of Fulani descent was arrested on Saturday and is in police custody.

Detective Corporal Yaw Lokpao was shot by some suspected armed robbers while returning from a night duty at Sawla in the Northern region.

The suspected armed robbers were said to have fired gunshots at the deceased when they ran into him after a robbery operation.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the suspects were pursued and one was arrested.

“An AK 47 rifle, a cap gun and two motorbikes suspected to have been used by the robbers in their operations were also retrieved,” ASP Ebenezer Tetteh revealed.

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Wa Government Hospital awaiting autopsy.

Meanwhile, ASP Tetteh said the police are still pursuing the rest of the suspected armed robbers.

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