Osman Barry Suspect in police murder arrested

Osman Barry, a Burkinabe national, was arrested on Sunday April 3 at his hideout in Anyimana.

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Osman Barry, a Burkinabe national, was arrested on Sunday April 3 at his hideout in Anyimana.

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Police in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo region have arrested one person in connection with the murder of a police corporal in the Northern region last week.

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Osman Barry, a Burkinabe national, was arrested on Sunday April 3 at his hideout in Anyimana.

DSP Mahmud Yussif, the District Police Commander for Techiman, told the media that on March 25, detective corporal Lopaw Yaw, 34, was killed by Barri and his accomplice Mohammed Musah, 32, during a hot chase after an armed robbery.

He said detective Lopaw surrendered and was shot at the ribs and he died instantly when the robbers met him because they felt he was going to give out information on them.

He added that Musah was arrested by the Sawla-Kalba District Police Command on March 26 and he named Barry as the killer of  Detective Lopaw.

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According to him, Musah is currently on remand at the Tamale Central Prison.

He added that Osman Barry would be sent to Tamale Regional Police Command for further investigation.  

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