Police hunt ‘armed robbery training school’ boss


Police in Tema are hunting for an ex-convict accused of setting up a training camp at nearby Ashaiman for armed robbers.

Tema Regional Police Commander, ACP Augustine Gyaning, in an interview with Joy News named the ex-convict as Ali.

He was granted amnesty only last year by President John Agyekum Kufuor just before leaving office. ACP Gyaning said the police is convinced the ex-convict has set up a camp where young boys are trained in armed robbery.

Sakaratu Muniru, 23, who is said to be one of the trainees and second-in-command of the ‘academy’, was arrested on Thursday.

The Police Commander said there is reliable information that some 22 young robbers currently in police custody were ‘graduates’ from the training camp.

The robbers were arrested in Ashaiman early this month, after they ambushed tourists returning from the Asafotufiam festival of the chiefs and people of Ada.

ACP Gyaning said the ex-convict appears to be ?law to himself? and is terrorizing residents in the area.

He had earlier threatened the District Police Commander and one Masawudu with death, the police commander said.

He said his outfit has mounted a thorough search for the hardened criminal.

Story by Nathan Gadugah /Myjoyonline / Ghana

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