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Ashanti Police rounds up 46 suspects in swoop

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has rounded up 46 criminal suspects in its latest swoop at various hideouts in the Kumasi metropolis. According to the Command, this was part of measures to curb violent crimes within the metropolis and the region as a whole. The swoops were conducted at places such as Asafo BB, Oforikrom, Bantama, Kwadaso Borla, Suame, Krofrom ...

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A/R: Four jailed 62 years for robbery

A Circuit Court at Juabeng in the Ashanti Region has sentenced four persons to a combined term of 62 years in prison with hard labour for robbery. Osman Adam, a 32-year old petty trader; Yussif Issahaku, a 29-year old driver; Kadi Sumaila, a 26-year old driver and Osman Alhassan, a 20-year old driver’s mate were arrested by the Tafo Pankrono Divisional ...

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2 arrested in Kumasi for beheading 5-year-old boy

Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested two persons for allegedly beheading a five-year-old boy. The two; Vikuriba Joe Zoot, 21, and Kozel Borama, 25, were arrested on March 7, 2018 with the human head in their possession at Ampabame near Sokoban in Kumasi. The deceased, identified as Silas Kunsana, a twin, was picked up by the suspects at Suame, ...

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A/R: Police personnel in offices to join patrol teams

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has begun processes to move its personnel stationed at offices in various units and departments to join the patrol teams. The move according to the command is part of measures to augment the number of personnel on patrols and also intensify the fight against crime in the region following recent robbery incidents in the Greater ...

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Jail breaker re-arrested in Kumasi after 4 years

Police at the Airport District Command in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have recaptured a fugitive, who was amongst some inmates who escaped from lawful custody some four years ago. The escapee, 20-year-old Alex Boakye Ansah, was recaptured when the Airport Patrol Team spotted him at Dichemso, a suburb of the Kumasi Metropolis. The Airport District Commander, Superintendent Iddrisu Abdulai, ...

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Beware of robbers – Police caution mobile money operators

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has cautioned Mobile Money merchants and business owners to be wary of a gang of criminals targeting their businesses within the Kumasi metropolis. This comes after some unknown men launched series of attacks on mobile money merchants in the country. The most recent one resulted in the killing of a 31-year old operator at Kronom-Kyeraasi in ...

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Ahwiaa: DISEC to maintain security presence after clashes

The Kwabre East District Security Council has said it will maintain security presence at Ahwiaa in the Ashanti Region until calm is returned to the area, following the Saturday morning clashes between two youth groups. The Council further says it will continue to monitor developments in the area to avert an escalation of the clashes between the feuding factions. Reports ...

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A/Region: 4 arrested over violent Ahwiaa clashes

Four people have been arrested following violent clashes at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region on Saturday. The fierce battle between two youth groups resulted in the destruction of several properties including vehicles in the area. A joint police and military team deployed to restore calm in the area, arrested four persons who were in possession ...

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Kumasi Girls SHS tutor died by hanging – Autopsy report

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has said that an autopsy conducted on a 33-year-old female tutor at the Kumasi Girls Senior High School indicated that she died by hanging. This revelation from the Police came after relatives of Vida Frema Bonsu had expressed doubt about earlier reports indicating that she had committed suicide, and demanded further investigations into the cause ...

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Police officers caged for freeing their convicted sons

Two police officers in the Ashanti have been arrested for aiding the escape of their sons from police custody, who had been convicted for robbery. The two have been arrested alongside the lead inspector in the case, who was said to have been bribed to aid the convicts’ escape. The three are identified as Chief Inspector Kennedy Kwame Nyanteh with ...

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