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28.12.2005 Crime & Punishment

Police place 20-million-cedi reward for arrest of IRS Official murder suspect

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Accra, Dec. 28, GNA - The Ghana Police Service on Wednesday placed a 20-million-cedi reward for information leading to the arrest of Mallam Yahaya who is suspected to have shot and killed Mr. Godfrey Cobblah, a senior administrator of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at Achaiman, near Amasaman, on Boxing Day. The deceased is said to have visited Achiaman to check on a plot of land belonging to employees of IRS.

A statement signed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) David Eklu, Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service said Yahaya, who is black in complexion, stout and of medium height, is believed to be hiding at Chorkor or Sodom and Gomorrah in Accra. The statement said any information on Yahaya, believed to be involved in land guard activities, should be passed on to the Accra Regional Police headquarters or the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service. On December 26, Mr Cobblah, who is also an international boxing referee/judge, was gunned down while on official duty as the President of the Welfare Committee of the IRS.

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