The Ghan Police Service in collaboration with the National Investigation Bureau(NIB), have on Sunday, January 23, 2022, arrested suspect Farouk Dauda alias Omondi, a 31 years old man, who was part of the rioters of the Mamobi-Nima clash.

According to the Police, suspect Farouk Dauda was arrested at his hideout in a suburb of Accra based on intelligence.

According to sources, in other to avoid an arrest by the police, the suspect went into hiding right after the unexpected incident occurred on January 18, 2022.

During interrogation after his arrest yesterday, he admitted his involvement in the aforementioned clash where he was captured in a video footage wielding a machete as he identified himself in the said video footage.

A search conducted on him led to the retrieval of a wrapped substance suspected to be Indian hemp.

Suspect Farouk Dauda is currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.

According to a statement issued by the police service, efforts are being made to arrest all other persons involved in the violent incident.

BACKGROUND

Few days ago, there was sporadic shooting on the streets of Nima as some young men wielding guns and other dangerous weapons, such as machetes and clubs, from either group attempted to overpower members of the other.

The police moved in to contain the violence and arrested nine people in connection with the clash.

Abdul Gafari Mohammed, Bashir Ganiyu, Mohammed Saidu Baribui, Attawurah Basson and Gariba Abdul Mumin, Abdul Aziz Sulemana, Imoro Ibrahim, Issah Seidu and Elliasu Salim were arrested earlier in connection with the violent clash.

According to preliminary investigations, the violent disturbance was caused by a misunderstanding between two gangster groups, the ‘Bombom group,’ commanded by Ali Awudi, alias Bomba, and the ‘Kumodzi group,’ led by Ibrahim Hussain, who are based in Mamobi and Nima Gutter, respectively.

Investigations also revealed that Kumodzi, the Nima-based group’s leader, transacted foreign exchange operations on the Mamobi ‘black market.’

While he was there, the two criminal groups engaged in a violent brawl, in which some gang members and two “black market” currency traders were hurt.

Source: InsiderGH.com

           

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