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Crime & Punishment Thu, 21 Jun 2007

Armed robbers attacked passengers from Hamile

Wa, June 21, GNA - Armed robbers on Monday attacked passengers who were returning from Hamile and made away with personal belongings and cash running into millions of cedis.

The passengers, who were mainly traders on board a mummy truck with registration number GE 8490W, met their ordeal at about 2300 hours at the Kamba Bridge between Nandom and Lawra where the armed robbers blocked the road.

Police Public Affairs Officer, Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, told the Police said 100 million cedis was taken away from them. He said the amount was the daily sales of goods the two traders had made at Hamile and mobile phones belonging to some of the passengers were also taken away. Inspector Tetteh said no arrest.

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He appealed to communities along the road to be on the look out for suspicious persons and report them to the police. In another development, the Wa Police has also nabbed 17-year-old butcher, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, for dealing in a fake 20,000 cedi note. The fake note has a serial number ER 4283962 and was issued on August 4, 2003.

Briefing the GNA on the event Inspector Tetteh said Adamu, who was in the company of two others now at large, went to a store at Wa on June 19 and used the note to buy cigarette. When Mr. Robert Salia, the storekeeper, checked the note he realised it was fake and raised an alarm that led to the arrest of the suspect.

Source: GNA
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