Saturday, 28 May

Buipe: Five suspects busted for car snatching

Ghana Police

Five suspected armed robbers have been arrested at Buipe in the Savannah Region following a robbery in Tamale.

The five robbery suspects snatched a Toyota Camry salon car from its owner at a residential area in Tamale and bolted.

However, the Police pursued them and succeeded in arresting them at Buipe.

A search on them led to the retrieval of a G3 Riffle and a pistol.

Find details provided by the Northern Regional Police Command below:

Buipe District Sitrep:

On 23/01/2022 upon information received from RCID/Tamale to the effect that some people attacked and robbed someone in Tamale of his Toyata Camry Vehicle and other items and fled towards Buipe direction, the Buipe highway patrol team on duty at Sawaba Police checkpoint on Buipe - Tamale highway intercepted and arrested occupants of two vehicles with registration number AS8445-19 and GX6923-20 in connection with the crime and brought same to Buipe Police Station with the following suspects on board:

1. Ibrahim Issah aged 27, Contractor/Accra

2. Mohammed Mustapha in military uniform, aged 23, Burma camp DI

3. Vivor Christopher aged 27 phone repairer

4. Benyamin Ajyei aged 23 mobile money vendor, Accra

5. Seyram Addo aged 29, Plumber, Danfa/ Madina.

A search conducted on them found the following items:

13 assorted mobile phones,

One Falcon Foreign Pistol loaded with 9mm ammunition,

A wallet containing a bunch of keys together with two handcuffs key,

Two Voter's ID Cards,

Melcom card,

Access Bank card and cash the sum of GHS21.20p.

Some Military uniforms,

Police Ballistic helmet and police uniforms were also found in the Toyota Camry Spider with registration number GX6923-20.

The items were retained whiles the suspects were detained.

No.41864 Detective Sgt Owusu of Regional C.I. D, Tamale in charged four armed men who were pursuing the suspects on board same arrived at the station together with Adam Abdul-Gafaru of Tamale being the robbery victim and he identified one of the vehicles the suspects were using as his which they took from him at gunpoint and other items at his residence at Banvim-Jonshegu a suburb of Tamale.

Meanwhile, on the instructions of the Northern Regional Police Commander, Compol/Mr.Timothy Bonga, the suspects together with the exhibits were handed over to the men and they escorted them to Regional Headquarters, Tamale where the incident occurred.

Source: Mensah