Cop Killer Nabbed
The suspected armed robber who, together with his colleagues allegedly attacked traders on the Yeji-Kwame Danso road last week and killed police Constable Frank Adu Klu, has been arrested from his residence at Kwame Danso by the police in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The 34-year-old suspect, Malam Samaha Zacky alias Malam Zacky, was arrested upon police intelligence and is now in custody – according to the regional police command – pending further investigations that would lead to the arrest of his accomplices. He was reportedly arrested in his self-contained house at about 2am.
Items retrieved from him included 2 single-barrel guns, one brand new crocodile machete, 20 rounds of ammunition in (ammunition) belt, fake bundles of local and international currencies in different denominations packed well in a black brief case and mobile phones. The police are yet to retrieve the AK47 assault rifle he reportedly took away from Constable Adu Klu after he (Malam Zacky) had allegedly shot him in the head and bolted with his colleagues.
It will be recalled that Constable Frank Adu Klu on 7th June, this year was escorting market women from Yeji to Kwame Danso when their vehicle was attacked by armed robbers and the peace officer killed instantly whilst two other traders sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the Kwame Danso Hospital for medical attention. They bolted with an AK47 assault rifle.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, police spokesman for the Brong-Ahafo Region, Assistance Superintendent Christopher Tawiah, said the fake currencies retrieved included dollars, pound selling and cedis in different denominations and well packed in a black brief case. He thanked the public for their support and asked them to volunteer more information to the police that would lead to the arrest of criminals living in their midst.
Malam Zacky is about 7.5 feet tall and fair in complexion with bushy beard. Further information gathered by this paper indicates that Zacky is feared in the community due to his alleged spiritual powers. He owns a self-contained house which he rented out to tenants. Though community members may be aware of his nefarious activities, they fear his purported spiritual prowess.
ASP Christopher Tawiah assured the public, especially travelers and motorists plying the Atebubu, Kwame Danso, Yeji and Kumasi roads that the police had put in place adequate security measures to protect them against criminals that patrol that stretch of the road.
FROM Daniel Y Dayee, Sunyani