A DISMISSED policeman has been declared wanted in connection with the recent killings of some innocent people in Kumasi in the wake of robbery operations that hit some selected homes in the city.
Lance Corporal Mutalla Musah, who was reportedly sacked for wrong behaviour, is among 21 people, including ex-convicts, known hardened armed robbers and arms suppliers, who are on the wanted list of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The police have ordered the suspected criminals, who allegedly belong to four different robbery groups that operate with AK47 rifles, to report themselves and assist in investigations in their own interest or risk being apprehended.
The suspected robbers, including a woman, Ama Serwah, were said to be behind the recent spate of killings in which a policeman was also gunned down at a hotel at Denchemmuoso on the outskirts of Kumasi.
Notorious Robber Shot
The police, who have intensified investigations to stop the spate of robberies and killings in the city, had also shot one Azana Kassim, aka 50 Cent, a suspected dangerous robber.
Azana Kassim, who is believed to be the main supplier of arms and ammunition to most of the robbers, engaged the police in a scuffle in the course of his arrest and so he was shot in the leg before he was taken to the hospital for treatment under police guard.
The police, who are leaving no stone unturned in their resolve to end the Kumasi robberies, also made significant arrests, including suspected hardened criminals like Sulemana Safiano – an errand boy of 50 Cent – Kwame Anafo and Alonso.
The police have so far seized a pump action gun, scores of ammunition, machetes, other deadly weapons, substance believed to be Indian hemp (wee) and some capsules, which the robbers purportedly take before they attack their hapless victims.
Other items such as laptops, iPads and mobile phones, which the police believed the robbers snatched from their victims, were also recovered.
Addressing a press conference in Kumasi yesterday, ACP Ampofo Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said the police, through painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering, identified the four robbery gangs.
He said the four terror groups are linked with the recent robberies which led to the shooting of Corporal Frank Essel at Denchemmuoso, Joseph Baah Tweneboah at Aputuogya and Kwabena Akomea Frimpong at Ahenema Kokoben.
ACP Duku said one of the suspected robbery groups, which is very dangerous, is made up of Salou aka AK, Tanko, an ex-convict and Mutalla Mussah, a dismissed policeman believed to be operating with an AK47 assault rifle.
He said another group comprises Ambuley, Atwima Agogo, Tonka, Atwima Koforidua, Mark 2 and Akropong, who are all at large, adding that other members of the group like 50 Cent, Sulemana Safiano aka Keshi, Kwame Anafo and Indomie had been arrested.
ACP Duku noted that 50 Cent, who jumped bail in a narcotic case, also operates with people like Habib Ando, Mohammed Issifu, Ibrahim Danjana and Kwame Antwi Boasiako. These are all on the police wanted list.
He said another robbery gang that the police are chasing now is made up of Djallo Dzani, Ejisu, Azumah Yahaya, Wa, Mallam Lawyer, Chiraa and Sarakin, who usually operate at either Ejisu or Atwima Tachiman.
Kofi, who stays at Puano, Abdulai, Obuasi and Tofic aka Me Down Down or Wadada, Obuasi and Anwiankwanta but who occasionally visits Aboabo in Kumasi and one other unidentified person, both at large, are being chased by the police.
He said another terror group is made up of Bona aka Ye bedi bone awu, Killer, Baby Last, Solo and Adepa – all residents of Kwadaso Bolakesiem – are at large, adding that other members of the group like Alonso, Hamidu and Ama Serwah had been nabbed.
ACP Duku said Ama Serwah was arrested at Asafo BB area in possession of the capsules, a mobile phone, 42 wraps of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp and an amount of GH¢1,487.
The police officer appealed to those who have information about the people that have been placed on the wanted list to help the police to arrest them immediately to face the law.