Police arrest suspects in murder of 22-yr-old hairdressing apprentice

BY: graphic.com.gh
Police arrest suspects in murder of 22-yr-old hairdressing apprentice
Police arrest suspects in murder of 22-yr-old hairdressing apprentice

The Ghana Police Service has confirmed the arrest of four persons suspected to have murdered a 22-year-old apprentice hairdresser at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School (KUMACA) junction during an armed robbery.

The Police in a statement said preliminary investigations found that the suspects; Kofi Poku, Dennis Atta Asamoah Snr., Denis Atta Asamoah Jnr., and Asante Edward allegedly stabbed and snatched the handbag of Sherifa Yakubu, a 22-year-old apprentice hairdresser, now deceased, at Kumasi Academy SHS (KUMACA) junction, while on her way to Asokore Mampong.

She was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital but died shortly on arrival.

In another case in the Savannah Region, suspects, Dauda Appiah and Yusiif Abdullah allegedly robbed their victim of his gold-detecting machine at gunpoint at Telekura. Other accomplices are currently on the run.

A search conducted on them led to the recovery of an empty shell of G3 ammunition, a single barrel gun and a cutlass.

The suspects were arrested through intelligence-led operations and are currently in Police custody pending trial, the Police statement said.