Banda Nkwanta highway robbery accomplices arrested
Mohammed Mamudou and Abubakari Mohammed after their arrest

Banda Nkwanta highway robbery accomplices arrested

The Northern Regional Police Command has arrested three members of a highway gang who robbed passengers on board a minibus at Nuoryiri, near Banda Nkwanta, on the Bole-Bamboi road, on August 30, 2016.


The suspects are Mohammed Mamudu, 28, Amidu Barry, 29 and Abukari Mohammed, 27. 

This brings to five the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the robbery so far. 

Two of the suspects were earlier arrested at Banda Nkwanta. The five have since been remanded into prison custody by the Tamale Circuit Court to for further investigations to be conducted.  

The Northern Regional Police Public Relatons Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, who disclosed this, claimed the suspects were Fulanis.  


The Daily Graphic published a story on its front page last Saturday, September 3, 2016, on the arrest of two suspected highway robbers who had offered a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone for sale to a woman at Banda Nkwanta. 

The said phone, according to the story, belonged to one of the robbery victims. This led to the arrest of the two.

Related development

In a related development, Mr Tetteh said, one of the two persons who snatched a tricycle at knifepoint from a rider at Zanjirigu on the Tamale-Salaga road last Saturday has been apprehended.

The Police gave the name of the suspect as Salim Alhasan, 22, a saw miller at the Timber market at Aboabo in Tamale. 

The two were said to have jumped into a river to escape arrest but Salim who did not know how to swim later came out of the water and was arrested. His accomplice is, however, feared dead. 


According to the PRO, the two suspects hired the tricycle to transport goods to Salaga in the East Gonja District. On their way, they forcibly took over the machine at knifepoint. 

He said the victim blew an alarm over the theft of at a nearby village where the people pursued the suspects who eventually abandoned the tricycle and jumped into a nearby river. 

The people surrounded the river, thus compelling Salim to come out. He was arrested and handed over to the police. His accomplice is however believed to have drowned.


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