Crime & Punishment of 2014-05-24

Ashanti Police hunt for Dadieso shooter

The Ashanti regional police command is hunting for a group of men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen who opened fire on a sugar truck at Dadieso killing one person and injuring three in the process.

The incident is purported to have happened on Tuesday morning when a truck loaded with rice and sugar heading from Accra to Kumasi got shot at around Dadieso by a group of Fulani Herdsmen who ambushed the track

This incident adds up to the soaring cases of armed robbery attacks in the Ashanti Region.

The Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, has described the region as an area with the highest record of armed robbery activities in the country.

Speaking to Citi News, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Tanko, disclosed the Police were making frantic efforts to close in on the perpetrators of the crime.“We have not been able to arrest them; immediately after the robbery the bolted into the bush according to the victims”.

Narrating the incident to Citi News, ASP Mohammed Tanko disclosed that, “we spent almost 2 hours roaming to see if we could track the robbers but it yielded no result. As I speak to you, there is a funded effort to have them arrested. But we believe they came from Nkawkaw or perhaps the surrounding villages to commit this particular crime.”

Source: GNA
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