The Upper West Police have rearrested two suspected armed robbers who broke away from police custody. The robbers, who were detained about two weeks ago were rearrested in neighbouring Burkina Faso following a collaborative effort between the Upper West police and their colleagues in Burkina Faso.
The suspected armed robbers, Abdulai Alhassan and Faisal Mohammed, were facing charges of murder and robbery respectively but managed to escape from the grips of the police while on remand.
According to the Upper West Deputy Regional Police Commander, Dr. Sayibu Gariba, the two suspects broke the ceiling of the cell and bolted around 5am last Wednessday. Their escape was detected during a routine check by the two police men on duty. A hunt for the suspects was declared following their escape.
Dr Seidu Gariba, explained to Joy News the circumstances under which the suspects were rearrested. "We did comb the whole of Northern Region, Upper West and Upper East Regions but we didn't have any feedback." He stated. "So our option was to look into Burkina Faso which is actually very close and with which we share border. And considering the good relationship between the security services of Ghana and that of Burkina Faso, we were able to contact the authorities in Burkina Faso and were able to track the two. With the assistance of the Burkinabe security force, we were able to rearrest them and have taken them into custody." He added. The two armed robbers are currently in custody at the Wa Police Cells.
Story by: Acheampong Solomon