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Garu: Police on the hunt for 3 robbers who attacked commuters on the Kugri-Avorsum road

The Garu District Police Command in the Upper East Region has launched a special anti-robbery operation

to hunt down three suspected armed robbers who attacked some passengers along the Kugri-Avorsum road on Friday, November 19, 2021. The three suspected armed robbers wielding an AK 47 and machetes, attacked the passengers who were returning from Songo market to Garu onboard a white Mercedes Sprinter bus.

The attack took place just after the Kugri Stream. The robbers are said to have made away with an unspecified amount of money and a number of mobile phones belonging to the victims. These were contained in a statement signed by the Upper East Regional Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Fianko-Okyere.

“Investigations so far have established that one of the victims, only known as Kwakye, sustained an injury and was rushed to the Garu Presbyterian Health Centre but died while receiving medical attention. The body has been conveyed to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy. The Crime Scene management team also visited the robbery scene to gather evidential materials for the purpose of investigation. The Police AZdministration has directed the Garu Police Command to intensify market days patrols and passenger escorts within the Garu District and beyond to safeguard traders and other commuters,” the statement said.

The Police reiterated its commitment to “weed out armed gangs in our communities to ensure socio-economic activities are carried out in a peaceful and safe society”.



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