Kumasi: Three arrested over Alabar market robbery attack

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Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested three persons in connection with the robbery incident that took place at the Alabar market.

The suspects have been identified as Hamza Nuhu, 22; Salifu Iddrisu, 18 and Ali Razak, 18.

They were arrested during a police pursuit in which Hamza Nuhu was shot in the thigh.

He is currently receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital under police guard.

“They are on detention to assist in police investigations, whiles a manhunt has been launched for the arrest of the remaining robbers,” the regional police command indicated.

Meanwhile, Police say they are on a manhunt for four other suspects who are said to be part of the gang that stormed the market and took part in the robbery.

One person has been confirmed dead from the attack by the gunmen.

Three others were wounded during the attack and were rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Anwar Hussain, who died on arrival at the hospital.

Sources at the Manhyia district hospital say the three others are in stable condition.

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