Cop Killers Caged



FOUR PRIME suspects believed to have played a role in the shooting to death of a policeman on the Ejura/Mampong highway have been arrested.

They are Gariba Salifu, 19 alias Kudi; Sulemana Ibrahim, 33; Mumuni Yussif, 22 alias Romeo and Emmanuel Yeboah, 20 aka Tupac.

They allegedly killed General Corporal Alexander Cheremeh, stationed at Bimbila in the Northern Region, during a highway robbery on Friday, January 22, this year.

The Ashanti Regional police, who intensified search for the bandits after the shooting, eventually grabbed them at their hideouts.

Some of the victims of the robbery have been able to identify Gariba Sailfu as one of those who shot and killed the policeman, then in mufti.

The police have also intensified search for other members of the group who are on the run, DCOP Kofi Boakye, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, has told media practitioners.

The four suspected killers

The four suspected killers

He applauded the police at Mampong in particular and the region in general for the swift manner in which they busted the four suspects.

He charged the police not to relax, urging them to push further so that anyone that played a role in the killing of the cop would be nabbed.


DCOP Kofi Boakye also commended the public for the vital information that they supplied the police which led to the arrest of the hoodlums from their hiding places.

Corporal Alexander Cheremeh and other passengers were travelling on a mini bus, registered AS 9518-12, from Yeji to Kumasi in the Ashanti region that Friday when he was shot at Kasei, a town near Ejura, after blocking the road. No harm was reportedly done to the other passengers, though they were purportedly robbed at gunpoint.

When the police rushed to the scene, the robbers had vanished with their booty, leaving behind their hapless victims, including the dead policeman.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi