One of the two suspects who escaped from police custody at the Suame Divisional Police in Kumasi has been recaptured from his hideout at Abuakwa.
Contrary to earlier reports that the fugitives were murder suspects, the police said they had rather been held for armed robbery.
Kofi Kyei Baffour, who together with his accomplice, Yaw Addae, were being detained for armed robbery, escaped from police custody on November 21, 2014.
Their escape led to the interdiction of the policemen who were on duty that day.
The policemen had earlier been given 10 days to produce the fugitives but failed to do so.
Baffour was, however, rearrested at his hideout at Abuakwa early yesterday morning, together with Sam Boadi, one of his accomplices in another robbery incident.
Briefing the press, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr Osei Ampofo-Duku, said the police were still looking for the other escapee.
He said during police investigations, a mobile phone belonging to a robbery victim was retrieved from one Akosua Serwah, 39, who claimed her younger brother, Emmanuel Adusei, had given it to her.
Mr Ampofo-Duku said the lady was being held for dishonestly receiving, while the police pursued the brother who was currently at large.
Military men in robbery
In a related development, the police have arrested three men suspected to be part of a gang of nine who have been robbing mining sites at Jacobu and Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie area of the Ashanti Region.
The three, who were all dressed in military uniforms, had gone to the mining site at Abrokyire in the Amansie Central.
According to Mr Ampofo-Duku, residents of the ares who had been victims of the robberies fell a tree to block the road but the robbers managed to remove the tree and passed through.
However, when the robbers got to Hiayeya, another town in the district, the people there too mounted a road block, and when the suspects tried to remove it, a confrontation ensued between the residents and the robbers, leading to two people sustaining gunshot and machete wounds.
Mr Ampofo-Duku said the people, however, managed to arrest the three suspects.
They are David Ahiatse, Kwaku Asamoah and Kwadwo Manu.
Source: Daily Graphic
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