ELEVEN SUSPECTED criminals believed to be part of a gang of hardened hoodlums led by notorious robber Lover Boy, have been arrested by Kumasi police.
Lover Boy, the ringleader was shot and killed by the police over the weekend,
DCOP Augustine Gyenning gave their names as Ali Ibrahim, 18, Razak Abdulai, 14, Abubakar Nzu, 19, Yammin Abdulai, 18 and 17-year-old Sherrif. The rest of them are Mamuda, 19, Awudu Haruna, 18 and Edward Lennin, 21. DCOP Gyenning said the eight persons are among a group of eleven gangsters arrested by the police at different parts of Kumasi last weekend.
He said three of them whose names he did not disclose were not medically fit so they were being attended to by medical personnel.
DCOP Gyenning said the arrested hoodlums formed an integral part of the criminal gang led by Lover Boy who was terrorizing Kumasi residents.
He said the arrested criminals were nabbed at their hideout at Aboabo number one, Alabar and other Zongo areas in Kumasi. DCOP Gyenning said the arrested gangsters and their deceased boss, robbed people that attended the Bob Marley Show at dawn last Saturday of their valuables.
He said the group was linked to several high profile robbery incidents in the Garden City in recent times where people lost valuable items including mobile phones.
DCOP Gyenning said the police was aware of the illegal activities that the Lover Boy group were engaged in and even intensified their search for them two weeks ago. The Ashanti regional police commander said the gang, wielding machetes and other deadly weapons, recently stormed the Dr. Mensah area in Kumasi where they robbed people of their valuables.
The arrest of the eleven is ample proof that the police in the region is on top of the security situation, he said emphasizing that criminals could no longer operate freely in Kumasi.
DCOP Gyenning said those arrested would be arraigned soon to face trial for the crimes that they have committed. He said offensive weapons including locally manufactured pistols, long and frightening looking machetes, live cartridges and other deadly weapons were found on the suspects when they were arrested.
Source: I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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