2 remanded for robbery, murder

Two suspects have been remanded into police custody by the Apam District Court in the Central Region, for allegedly robbing and murdering a taxi driver in the area.

The Apam District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Moses Osakunor, who corroborated the story, gave the names of the suspects as Isaac Essien and Abudu Alhassan. 

He said the police were making frantic efforts to arrest a third person on the run, adding that the police had information that a taxi driver had been butchered when some unidentified people attempted to snatch his taxi on the Onyadze-Abrekum road.

DSP Osakunor explained that the police proceeded to the scene and saw the deceased, Justice Dadzie, in a pool of blood, but died later on admission at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba.

ASP Osakunor told the Ghanaian Times that the owner of the taxi was informed that the vehicle had been taken to Bobikuma by an unknown driver who abandoned it and left for Takoradi.

He indicated that the owner of the taxi alerted the police at Takoradi, which eventually led to the arrest of Isaac Essien in possession of the taxi.

The Apam District Police Commander said the Takoradi police handed the suspect over to his outfit for investigations.

He said Isaac Essien mentioned Abudu Alhassan and another suspect currently on the run as his accomplice.

ASP Osakunor said that Abudu Alhassan was arrested at his hideout at Agona Swedru by the Agona Swedru Divisional Police, and handed over to the Apam District Police.


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