Police Grab Suspected Highway Robbers

The police have arrested and detained four men believed to be members of the robbery gang that attacked and robbed travelers on the Mampong-Ejura highway.

They shot and killed a policeman, General Corporal Alexander Cheremeh during robbery.

Their names were given as Gariba Salifu, alias “Kudi”, Ibrahim Sulemana, Yusif Mumuni, alias “Romeo”, and Emmanuel Yeboah, alias “Tupac”.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kofi Boakye, the Ashanti Regional Commander, told a press briefing in Kumasi that they were picked based upon police intelligence.

The incident happened on Friday, January 22.

The robbers carrying guns and other deadly weapons, blocked the highway and succeeded in robbing travelers on two commercial mini-buses of their cash and other valuables.

The deceased policeman, who was in uniform and traveling in one of the buses from Yeji to Kumasi, was shot dead.

DCOP Boakye said Salifu had already been identified by the one of the robbery victims.

He indicated that every effort would be made to arrest and bring to justice all those who carried out the robbery.