Police clash with Fulani highway robbers; two arrested

The Kwahu Mpraeso Police in the Eastern Region have arrested two highway robbers, Ibrahim Sambo and Sulemana Sambo, while robbing passengers on the Kwahu Tafo to Pitiku road.

The two suspects are all fulani.

According to the Public Relations officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh , on July 28, 2018 at about 10.30 am, the Kwahu Mpraeso Police patrol team had tip off that armed robbers have blocked a section of the Kwahu Tafo -Kwahu Pitiku motor road and were robbing drivers and passengers plying that section of the road.

He said the Police swiftly rushed to the scene and met three fulani men armed with single barrel short guns. But they fled into the bush on seeing the Police and were given hot chase by the patrol team following which suspect Ibrahim Sambo was arrested. Police retrieved one single barrel short gun from him.

Later on, the Police with the help of some vigilante residents managed to arrest one of the two suspects who fled into the bush, Sullemana Sambo, 21.

He said further intelligence is being gathered to enable the arrest of the last accomplice.

Meanwhile, victims of the robbery incidents are being urged to report the case at the Police station to aid in prosecution of the suspect.

Residents and commuters in the Mpraeso area have for sometime now been complaining about highway robbery cases hence happy with arrest made by the Police with calls for intensified Patrol on the roads.