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16.10.2019 Crime & Punishment

Police Grabs Oforikrom Robber

By News Desk
Police Grabs Oforikrom Robber
OCT 16, 2019 CRIME & PUNISHMENT

A suspected armed robber, Rahuff Mohammed, who fled with gunshot wounds after a gun battle with police in Oforikrom in Kumasi, has been arrested.

Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Kwasi Mensah-Duku, said the suspect was dropped off at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for medical attention with the help of an accomplice.

Speaking at a media briefing in Kumasi yesterday, the police chief indicated that Rahuff and his gang, on October 12, 2019, attacked and robbed a resident of Anloga who placed a call to the police for assistance.

He stated that the gang, numbering about three with other members Baba Musa and Silencer, opened fire on the police when the law enforcement officers pulled over at the scene.

COP Mensah-Duku said the officers also returned fire, but the suspects managed to escape with GH¢1,500 cash and an Iphone 7 X belonging to the victim.

On the following day, the police commander narrated further that police received information from authorities at KATH that a man had been dropped off at the hospital with gunshot wounds.

According to him, suspect Rahuff Mohammed was identified by the victim when officers proceeded to KATH. He is receiving treatment under police guard.

COP Mensah-Duku appealed to the public to assist the police information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the two members of the gang who are on the run.

---Daily Guide

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