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Sege: 2 robbers shot dead, arms supplier arrested

The police on Saturday, 25 September 2021, shot two suspected armed robbers who later died on admission at the hospital.

They are Joseph Dagodzo and Mujahid Abubakar, alias Sule.

A 65-year-old suspected illegal arms dealer, Bukari Salifu, was also arrested at Zenu near Ashaiman.

The deceased suspects, according to a police statement, were arrested when they attempted to rob motorists along the Koluedo-Sege-Accra main road.

During interrogation, they mentioned Bukari Salifu as the one who provides them with weapons for their robbery expeditions.

The Police said under the pretext of aiding them to retrieve some weapons and assist in arresting their other accomplices who had escaped from the scene, the two deceased suspects led the crime-combat Police team to the purported hideout of their accomplices in a bush near Zenu.

There, the Police came under fire as the suspects attempted to escape.

“This was a highly trained crime-combat team and officers returned fire,” the statement said.

The suspect armed robbers were shot in the process and were rushed to the Police Hospital where they died. Their bodies have been deposited at the Police morgue.

Police noted that their intelligence led to the arrest of Bukari Salifu, their said financier and supplier of weapons.


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