Ghana Police arrest suspected drug dealers in Berekum [PHOTOs]

Ghana Police arrest top drug dealer

Ghana Police arrest suspected drug dealers in Berekumduring a swoop.

According to the police, a raid by the command targeting various sites in the region suspected of being criminal hideouts resulted in the arrest of five people accused of possessing Indian hemp.

Felix Nyarko, 18, Ernest Atta Yeboah, 22, Emmanuel Darko, 22, Gideon Nketiah, 22, and Fredrick Takyi, 20, are among the accused.

They have been taken into custody by the police for further investigation.

The Bono Regional Police PRO, ASP Kingsley Augustine Oppong who confirmed the arrest said that;

“The Berekum District Command conducted a targeted swoop at certain locations in the township suspected to be criminal hideouts. In all, 5 suspects were rounded up. Exhibits suspected to be Indian hemp were retrieved.”

“We are going to use these exhibits against them in the law court. Berekum is fast becoming notorious for drug peddling. We have decided and are committed to clamp down on these activities”

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Ghana Police arrest 5 suspected drug dealers

Ghana Police arrest 5 suspected drug dealers

Meanwhile, a Nigerian man living in Ghana has been shot dead by the police after allegedly stabbing a police officer at the Kwabenya Hills Valley police station Accra.

According to a statement released by the police, the suspect stormed the police station with a knife after an issue involving him was reported at the station.

The statement read;

“On 21/01/22, Linda Akpor reported a case of threat of death against a Nigerian national now deceased Hakimu Friday who happened to be her co-tenant. Case under investigation. Then today, 28/01/22, now deceased Hakimu Friday threatened to kill Ikena Alozi and one Peter, both Nigerians and Richlove Kwabena Ahiavor, a Ghanaian. The three reported the case at Kwabenya Hills Police station.

“Whiles the complainants were with the investigator, D/L/Cpl Albert Azameti at the station the deceased entered the office with a sharp knife and threatened to kill anyone who confronts him. Deceased went straight to the station officer, Inspector Osei Yaw and stabbed him several times on the head and also caused damage to the office furniture. He later turned his attention on the investigator and punched him on the face injuring him as well”.

“Deceased also caused damage to other office and the glass doors and windows. Police in an attempt to immobilize the now deceased whilst trying to flee, he was fired upon and he died whiles being conveyed to hospital. Body deposited at the Police Hospital Morgue. The Kwabenya District Crime Officer has visited the scene to assess the situation. Investigation ongoing. Injured police personnel have all been treated and discharged”.