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17.04.2007 Crime & Punishment

32 Atronie suspects grabbed in Accra

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The Police have arrested 32 more suspects in the Atronie murder case at Maamobi and Nima in Accra.

Chief Superintendent Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Sunyani Municipal Commander, reveals to the GNA the suspects, who were arrested in a swoop, had since been brought down to Sunyani.

He said after their screening, the police found out that 11 of the suspects were residents of Atronie, near Sunyani who fled the town after the killing of Mr. Anthony Yeboah Boateng, former Presiding Member of Asunafo North District Assembly on Easter Sunday.

Chief Superintendent Yohuno said the remaining 21 would be sent back to Accra whilst the 11 had been placed in custody to assist in investigations.

The Commander said the police had information that some of the suspects were hiding in Accra and the headquarters was informed to carry out the exercise.

The number of suspects arrested so far has risen to 102, with 20 of them in prison custody.

Meanwhile four other suspects were on Monday arraigned before a magistrate's court in Sunyani presided over by Mr. Albert Zoogah.

They were Emmanuel Kwabena Ampong, 55, farmer and husband of the queen mother of Atronie, Kweku Agyeman Badu, 63, driver, Agomovi Abuyaa, 27, farmer and Charles Kweku Yeboah, 37, farmer.

Their pleas were not taken on the charges of murder and causing damage and were remanded into prison custody to reappear on April 26, 2007.