6 armed robbers arrested, five others killed in gun battle with Police

Operatives of the Ghana Police Service have gunned down five armed robbers in a gun battle, with six others arrested.

According to a statement by the law enforcement agency on Thursday, Jan. 6 2022, the five were killed during a series of special Anti-Robbery intelligence-led operations carried out throughout the country in the past 48 hours.

The Police further revealed that similar operations are being undertaken in various parts of the country, including the Northern and Western North Regions.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has ordered the immediate interdiction of five police officers for allegedly extorting 500 cedis from a driver after reportedly planting marijuana (weed) in his car.

This incident came to light after the driver who gave his name as Taminu Yahaya was seen in a viral video summoning the police officers to a River god.

Narrating his ordeal, the driver said that on January 2, 2022, he was heading to Asaamankese to buy car tyres when he was stopped by a police patrol team to conduct a search.

According to him, they planted the illicit substance in his car and accused him of attempting to conceal it in the back seat of his car. The driver said he denied the accusation but the ruthless wouldn’t listen.

They handcuffed him, assaulted him and demanded 500 cedis from him before letting go.

Watch the video belowhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CYZHps2BEBp/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12

In other news, a driver and a Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) officer have been caught in a viral video fighting dirty in public. READ MORE HERE

Five suspected assassins shot dead in Gomoa Fetteh by police

The Anti Armed robbery unit of the Ghana Police Service, has shot five persons to death at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.

Citi News sources say the armed men who were allegedly on a mission to assassinate the Chief of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Abor Attah, were in a taxi with registration number GG 3427-21.

The timely intervention of the police saved the Chief of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Abor Attah from being assassinated.

Speaking to Citi News on the development, Nana Abor Attah said: “I was at the Palace when I heard gunshots. I initially thought it was some persons firing crackers, only to realise it was a gun battle between police and some persons who have been sent to kill me and my Abusuapanyin. We initially picked intelligence, but we didn’t take it seriously until it happened. But as Chief of Gomoa Fetteh, I was taken through the proper process, of ascending the throne.”

“But I am surprised that some persons have planned to kill me. I want to thank the police for the swift response in saving my life.”

The anti-robbery unit had recently shot and killed two suspected armed robbers at Kalba, a community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah Region.

The police say the robbers, numbering four, engaged some police officers in a gun battle after robbing residents of Kalba, leading to the killing of the two.

Police say they believe they are the same group of robbers that killed two residents of Sawla after robbing a MoMo vendor and others on December 9, 2021.

Y3n Gye Bio!! We Won’t Take Bribes From Ghanaians Again – Police Service Promises IGP [Video]

In a new video that has gone viral on social media, the Ghana Police Service promises the Inspector General of Police that they would rehabilitate their tarnished image, which has tarnished the Police Service’s integrity.

There has been some law and order under the leadership of new police chief Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, as his actions against some celebrities brought some sanity to social media.

The service is progressively capturing the hearts of the public under the leadership of the new Inspector General of Police.

The new shuttle service has aided in the transportation of police officers as well as pedestrians who are looking for a ride.

The frequent collection of bribes on the road and at their stations has become a nightmare for Ghanaians, particularly drivers.

Well, that seems to have been addressed as a new video shows some police officers pledging not to take bribes again.

In unison, a group of officers could be seen chanting “Yen Gye Biom” which translates to English as we won’t take gain.

Watch The Video Below:

IGP storms Zuarungu after armed robbers kill two police officers

The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has visited families and colleagues of two officers who met their untimely demise in a shoot-out with armed robbers in Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region Wednesday night.

Constables Emmanuel Akowuah and Adam Suley are said to have lost their lives as they responded to distress calls of a robbery attack on a shop at the Zuarungu Market.

The robbers upon seeing the police officers on their patrol motorbike shot at them, hitting the fuel tank which exploded and burst into flames.

According to a police situational report, Constable Adam Suley was partially burnt by the flames.

Rifles of the deceased officers are said to have been taken away by the robbers

IGP Akuffo Dampare, in the company of members of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), visited the crime scene on Thursday morning to assess the situation.

He also visited families of the officers and the chief of the area to commiserate with them.

It was an emotional moment as colleague officers could not be consoled as they shed uncontrollable tears when the IGP visited them at post.

He assured the entire residents of Zuarungu and its environs of police protection.

Meanwhile, officials have put an unnamed ransom on the head of the robbers, who are perceived to be of Fulani extraction.

The sitrep announced that an intelligence-led operation to arrest the robbers has been launched.

Police place ₵50k bounty on robbers who killed officers

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has placed a GH₵50,000 bounty on the armed robbers who gruesomely killed two policemen in Zuarungu in the Upper East Region.

This means anyone who provide information that would lead to the arrest of the robbers, will be GH₵50,000 richer

According to reports, the deceased, were on a motorbike patrolling the community when they met their untimely death on Wednesday evening.

JoyNews’ Albert Sore narrated that, the victims chanced on the thieves who were robbing a ‘provisions’ shop at the market square. Upon seeing the officers, the robbers opened fire.

He added that the patrol motorbike the Police officers were riding on is reported to have been hit by a bullet, therefore, causing an explosion and killing the duo instantly.

Reacting to this, the Police Service declared it as a “Black Wednesday” in a statement on Facebook.

Subsequently, the Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare took a detour from his ongoing engagements in the Ashanti Region to visit the families of the “fallen Heroes”.

According to him, the Service will leave no stone unturned in their quest to bring the perpetrators of the killing to book.

Police place ₵50k bounty on robbers who killed officers

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has placed a GH₵50,000 bounty on the armed robbers who gruesomely killed two policemen in Zuarungu in the Upper East Region.

This means anyone who provide information that would lead to the arrest of the robbers, will be GH₵50,000 richer

According to reports, the deceased, were on a motorbike patrolling the community when they met their untimely death on Wednesday evening.

JoyNews’ Albert Sore narrated that, the victims chanced on the thieves who were robbing a ‘provisions’ shop at the market square. Upon seeing the officers, the robbers opened fire.

He added that the patrol motorbike the Police officers were riding on is reported to have been hit by a bullet, therefore, causing an explosion and killing the duo instantly.

Reacting to this, the Police Service declared it as a “Black Wednesday” in a statement on Facebook.

Subsequently, the Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare took a detour from his ongoing engagements in the Ashanti Region to visit the families of the “fallen Heroes”.

According to him, the Service will leave no stone unturned in their quest to bring the perpetrators of the killing to book.

An Angel From Heaven: Chilling Account Of How IGP Dampare Saved A Dying Father In Traffic

The Inspector General Of Police George Akuffo Dampare is in the news again for no obvious reason other than his angelic gestures. Since his appointment as inspector general of the Ghana Police Service in July 2021, Mr. Dampare has received enormous praises for his potent show of compassion towards the ordinary Ghana.

A young lady {named withheld} who shared her story with ace broadcaster Caleb Kudah has expressed overwhelming joy over what she termed as an angelic intervention by the Police Chief in saving the life of his dying father.

According to what MyNewsGhana.Net read, the Police Chief came across the young lady in heavy traffic while she was driving her weak father to the hospital. It was all Joy when she realized how the Inspector General Of Police managed to get her sick father to the hospital as early as necessary without her noticing the identity of her God Sent Angel was.

Read her chilling story as seen by MyNewsGhana.Net Below:

I had called to check on the state of her father. And ‘Caleb, Dampare saved my father’s life o’ was the first response when I asked ‘how is he?’.
‘Why, is the IGP your dad’s friend?’ No, he is not. So how did you meet him and how did he save your dad’s life? The account goes as follows.

Her father’s otherwise stable medical situation was fast deteriorating. He had become stiff – couldn’t talk nor walk with a flavor of diarrhea. Panicking, she did the unthinkable.
The traffic on the Spintex road was mad! So she drove in the middle of the road – jittery! Any delay, she feared would be a denial of her dad’s life. That is if he had any chance at life.

But she was stopped in her tracks! Someone in the company of police men asked her what was wrong. She tried to signal her interrogator that she had an emergency.
Relax. She was told. Certainly, she failed to communicate. But she repeated her fruitless attempt at communicating her pressing situation.

My friend relax. This time, it was an order. When she managed to calm down and her situation was properly relayed, the man asked the police dispatch ahead of him to rather lead her to the hospital.

An angel must have lost his way in heaven to provide her light in her darkest moment on the hottest hour of a really bright day. But there was a challenge.
The drivers only gave way to the police dispatch ahead. By the time it gets to her, they blocked her.
The police upon noticing her struggle, took over the driving. Luckily they got to the hospital in time. And it took these same police officers to help carry him out of the car. Her father was stabilized. A call came through the police.

She was asked if everything was ok. She responded in the affirmative.

This man then advised her to call the ambulance next time she has an emergency instead of take things into her own hands. He expressed his best wishes and they said their goodbyes.
It was after the call that the officers with her asked, do you know who you spoke to?
No. She answered! Well, that was the IGP Dr. George Akufo Dampare! She tells me she was gobsmacked.
She had heard in her words, a lot of hype around the IGP that he is working, he is working.
But she hadn’t seen anything special bia! Today, she has been overwhelmed by the wave of refreshing professionalism and servant leadership the Ghana Police Service is blowing over the country under Dr. George Akufo Dampare’s watch.

She said, you are the one who writes plenty English. Please write for the world to know so they give him all the support he needs. He saved my father’s life.

Me: we all can’t wait for every boot shined by our taxes, to carry a heart of compassion like that of Dr. Dampare.
We can’t wait for every gun-wielding uniformed man fed by our taxes, to look out for us and watch our backs as displayed in this story instead of the opposite.
While we wait for that day, it is not out of place to let the backbenchers know, we are cheering them to the finish line of their pledge to serve with integrity by celebrating the sterling examples of their torchbearers. It’s not out of place.

Source:Ghanafeed.net.

University student arrested for threatening to kill family members with pistol

A level 400 BSc. Accounting student of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Benjamin Betihene, who threatened to kill all his family members with a pistol, has been arrested by the police at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region.

According to the police, the suspect, who was bare-chested, was seen on the last floor of his family house with a black pistol threatening to kill his family members who managed to escape from the house.

Benjamin removed the magazine and dropped the pistol on the ground after the police fired a warning shot.

He, however, refused to descend initially, but later came down after one of his brothers persuaded him.

Eastern Regional Police  Public  Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, indicated that the police is investigating a case of possession of firearms without lawful authority.

“The Akim-Oda District Police Command is investigating a case of the possession of firearms without authority. Police had information about a man armed with a pistol in a storey-building in the Oda town threatening to shoot people. He has threatened to kill all his family members present in the house.”

“So, the family members left the house and called for help. When the police came in, he did not want to come down from the building until his brother came and persuaded him. He was later restrained and sent to the Police station”, he added.

DSP Ebenezer Tetteh also noted that police preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect has a history of mental health issues.

3 arrested for killing a man whose corpse they attempted to sell for GHS 7,000

Three persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a 30-year-old man, Albert Anyinado, and attempting to sell his body to a traditional priest for GHS 7,000.

The suspects, 42-year-old Kalefe Korku, 21-year-old Afedo Kpotor, and Ametoke Sitsofe aged 27, reportedly contacted a fetish priest at Agbozume to get them a buyer of a dead body they had in their possession.

In a press release, the Public Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, said the police, upon a tip-off, pretended to be interested and negotiated to buy the dead body which led to the arrest.

“The buyer agreed to meet the suspect at Agavedzi near the lagoon to receive the dead body. But suspects upon sighting the police abandoned the dead body and bolted.”

Police subsequently pursued and arrested all the three suspects in their various houses at Agavedzi, Agbozume, and Adina.

The body has since been deposited at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy while the suspects remain in custody for investigations.

NDC’s Kwesi Dawood in court for allegedly impregnating daughter

• Emmanuel Kwesi Dawood has been accused of incest 

• He is said to have been sleeping with his daughter since 2019 

• The victim’s mother says she will pursue the issue till the end

A case of incest has been leveled against the National Democratic Congress’ Central Regional Communication Director, Emmanuel Kwesi Dawood. 

According to a report by the Daily Guide newspaper, the NDC executive allegedly had sex with his underage daughter, impregnating her in the process. 

The paper continued that Emmanuel Dawood had been having uncarnal knowledge with his daughter since 2019 when she was 15-years-old. 

“He then allegedly got his friend to administer an injection to terminate the pregnancy last year, and according to the victim, she bled for more than two weeks,” the paper reported. 

In the accounts of the girl, she explained how badly hurt she has been by the act. She has vowed to seek justice at all cost. 

“It has been haunting me. He made me go for an abortion. He started having sex with me in 2019. The last time he had sex with me was in June 2021. He was NADMO Coordinator and is the current NDC Regional Communications Officer. He did not look after me,” the girl is reported to have said. 

The paper also reported that the girl claimed that her father had beaten her up when he found out that she had reported the incestuous act to her mother, following which the case was reported to the Swedru police. 

“My mother was not happy for me to leave and go and stay with him. He promised to send me abroad to further my education and warned that if I reveal the act to anybody, he was going to end the plans to send me out for my education,” she is reported to have added. 

Daily Guide further reports that after failed attempts to get the police at Swedru to pursue the case, the girl’s mother moved it to the Central Regional Commander, COP Kwadwo Antwi Tabi. 

It was after this attempt that the commander, getting a briefing on all the facts of the case, ordered for the appropriate charges to be levelled against the suspect. 

The mother of the victim also explained attempts by some officials of the NDC to get her to not pursue the case. 

“NDC officials have been coming to us to plead for him but I have made it clear that it is a criminal case and he has to face the full rigours of the law. My daughter has been in distress and has said she needs nothing but justice,” the mother is quoted to have said. 

She is also reported to have said that she suffered a similar fate and it is for this reason that she intends to pursue this case till justice is served. 

“He impregnated me when I was in the first year in secondary school. He is doing the same thing to our own daughter. I do not know if he was brought into this world to destroy our lives. 

“He abandoned me after the pregnancy and never saw him until my daughter grew up and he came for her,” she is said to have said. 

The case is due to be called in court on October 13, 2021, with charges of conspiracy to commit crime, defilement, incest and illegal abortion expected to be slapped on the NDC executive. 

The mother of the victim has also called for the Inspector General of Police to intervene in the case to ensure that it is not thrown out without the right punishments meted out to Emmanuel Kwesi Dawood.