One more Kwabenya suspect arrested

BY: Emelia Ennin Abbey

One more suspect who escaped from the Kwabenya Police cells has been arrested, bringing the number of suspects arrested in connection with the attack on the police station and the jail break incident to six.

He has been identified as Kofi Darko.

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According to the police, Darko, 21 was arrested from his hideout at Begoro in the Eastern Region.

The Director General of the Ghana Police Service Public Affairs Directorate, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr David Eklu, said he was arrested last Thursday evening based on police intelligence.


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Darko was one of seven suspects in the custody of the Kwabenya Police, including a Nigerian, who escaped in rambo-style fashion last Sunday dawn, with the help of some unidentified armed men.

The armed men were alleged to have shot a police officer, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi who died later.

At a press briefing in Accra last Thursday, Mr Apeatu told journalists that five persons, including a woman, had been arrested in separate operations during a manhunt for the suspects.

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Those arrested include two of the escapees from police cells, two persons believed to have assisted in the escape of the inmates, as well as a man believed to be the spiritual father of the gang.

They were Atta Kwadwo and Prince Osei, who are both escapees, Nancy Bentaa, 28, alias Awura Ama, and George Yeboah, alias Kwasi Shower, suspected to be the two accomplices of those who facilitated the escape of the inmates from the police cells, and Kofi Acheampong, alias Nana Owuo, 32, the spiritual father of the gang,

More on the run

The police are now hunting for four of the escapees namely, Dickson Ofori, Chubuzor Akwabu, Edwin Rockson, Emmanuel Kotey and the yet to be identified gun men.

The IGP has hinted that much intelligence had been gathered on the case, which was being processed by a specialised team of investigators.

He was optimistic that the police would arrest the fugitives and all persons connected with the escape of the suspected criminals and their accomplices who had something to do with the killing of Inspector Ashilevi.

Following the incident, the Police Administration has placed a bounty of GH¢15,000 on the heads of the suspect