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21.03.2017 Crime & Punishment

Police grab ‘hunter’ robber

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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Tema Regional Police foot patrol teams at Zenu-Atadeka have arrested a 22-year-old suspected armed robber, who claimed he was in the area to hunt for game.

Mohammed Gargo, who is presently in the coolers of the Tema Regional Police Command, was arrested at dawn on Wednesday March 15, 2017, at a densely-populated suburb of Zenu-Atadeka called New York.

In a press statement, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, explained that while on duty, the regional foot patrol teams suspected the movements of Mohammed Gargo, a steel bender, on a Royal Sport motorbike with registration M-16-GR 746, at New York.

In his attempt to zoom away, the police personnel surrounded and arrested him.

During a thorough search on him, the police found a locally made pistol with five live bullets and a machete, and when he was interrogated on the weapons, Mohammed Gargo told the police that he was on a hunting expedition.

His response got the police suspecting him, and consequently sent him to the Regional Command, where ASP Obeng said the items found on the suspect were evidential to assist the police carry further investigations, after which he would be arraigned before court.

She emphasised the Command's commitment to reducing crime in the region to the barest minimum, therefore, the extra crime tactics it had put in place to counter any criminal activities.

From Inusa Musah, Ashaiman.

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