The Winneba District Police Command has arrested nine suspected criminals in an operation led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Reverend John Agbemabiese, the District Police Commander, and Superintendent of Police Godfrey Tetteh Adjiralor, the crime officer.
The suspects are Osman Ibrahim, 22, , the gang leader, Kwesi Derby, 43, Kweku Abeku, 20, Gabriel Sam, 32, Morese Johnson, 32, Saani Mohammed, 50, Ayensu Ansah, 23, Kofi Amegah, 17, and Kwesi Essoun, 22.
Supt Adjirakor said the operation was part of efforts to ensure that the Easter holidays were free from crime.
He said the suspects were arrested at their hideout at Winneba Zongo, and items retrieved from them included decoders, amplifiers, crowbars, car sound systems, TV sets, dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, knives, mobile phones, two cartridges and a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine in Ibrahim’s room.
Supt Adjiralor said Ibrahim, who had spearheaded many criminal activities in and around the Effutu municipality, had been on the police wanted list for some time now.
All the suspects have been detained for further investigations, he added. – GNA