Suspected murderers

The Ghana Police Service, within the last 24 hours, has arrested six suspects for robbery and murder and are currently under investigation.

The suspects are Kofi Poku, Dennis Atta Asamoah Snr, Dennis Atta Asamoah Jnr – all drivers’ mates, Asante Edward alias “Oboi,” Dauda Appiah and Yusif Abdullah.

In the Ashanti Region, preliminary investigations indicate that suspects Kofi Poku, Dennis Atta Asamoah Snr., Dennis Atta Asamoah Jr., and Asante Edward, allegedly stabbed one Sherifa Yakubu, a 22-year-old apprentice hairdresser, now deceased, and snatched her handbag at the Kumasi Academy SHS Junction, while on her way to Asokore Mampong.

She was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital but died shortly on arrival.

In another case in the Savanna Region, suspects Dauda Appiah and Yusif Abdullah, allegedly robbed their victim of his gold-detecting machine at gunpoint at Telekura.

Other accomplices are currently on the run.

A search conducted on them led to the recovery of an empty shell and G3 ammunition, a single-barrelled gun and a cutlass.

The suspects were arrested through intelligence-led operations and are currently in police custody pending trail.