Date: 25-01-2018 Time: 05:01:48:pm
The Police say nine persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of two police officers in Kwabenya and Lapaz in the last seven months.
At least four suspects have been picked up in relation to the killing of Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi at the recent Kwabenya jailbreak. The remaining five suspects were arrested in connection to the day-light killing of Constable Daniel Owusu in July 2017.
In the Kwabenya killing, a 28-year old woman Nancy Bentaah alias Awurama and George Yeboah Akarh, also known as Kwasi Shower, have been picked up in the gang attack at the police cell over the weekend at Kwabenya in Accra. Two out of seven other suspects who broke jail in the Kwabenya attack have also been arrested. The remaining five are still on the run.
According to the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, in the last 24 hours, one the two suspects, a 32-year-old Kofi Acheampong also known as Nana Owuo who is believed to be the spiritual father of the gang.
The service has placed a ¢15,000 bounty on the Kwabenya case.
In the Lapaz incident, the IGP revealed the five suspects picked up include Benjamin Nii Lamptey, 27; Lialah Mohammed, 20; Musah Ibrahim, 37; Kassim and Abbas Abdullai.
In an unusual move, the IGP was the one who released the names of the suspects at a live press conference as he tries to assure the public they are safe.