Police in Navrongo in the Upper East Region have secured a warrant from the Magistrate Court in the area to arrest an Ex-convict who is on the run for allegedly carrying out series of robberies on the Navrongo-Naga highway.
The suspect, Abdulai Bari, 26, also known as Sambo is of Fulani extraction and a Burkinabe but lives at Tankuna in Navrongo.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr David Fianko-Okyere, the suspect was last spotted in Navrongo on April 17, 2020 wearing a black T-shirt over a pair of black trousers.
He is believed to be hiding in Yagba, Sandema, Navrongo and Fumbisi hence the need for the public and residents of the Region to volunteer information that can lead to his arrest.
ASP Fianko-Okyere indicated that “on March 22, 2020, the suspect was identified by a victim during a robbery incident which took place on the Navrongo-Naga road”.
The suspect, and six other armed men blocked the road to vehicles and robbed victims of an Apsonic Motorbike with registration number M-20 UE 4341, assorted mobile phones, a purse containing an amount of GH¢500, passport pictures with a cash amount of GH¢3,237 and later fled the scene.
The PRO further explained that “a search conducted in the suspect’s room in the presence of his wife uncovered a passport picture and a key to the Apsonic motorbike belonging to one of his victim's.The police then “retained these items for evidential purposes".
ASP Fianko-Okyere stressed that while the police are making frantic efforts to arrest the suspect and prosecute him,residents of the Region who have information about his whereabouts should immediately report to any nearest police station or contact the Upper East Regional Police Command on its emergency numbers; 18555,191 or 054-1379624,054-3804864 and 054-0751802 for his immediate arrest.
Source: Daily Graphic
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