The Ashanti Regional Police has apprehended three suspects in connection with a robbery attack at Alabar High Street in Kumasi on Friday afternoon.
The police have identified Hamza Nuhu, 22; Salifu Iddrisu, 18, and Ali Razak, 18, as accused persons whose actions led to the death of Anwar Hussain, a spare parts dealer.
Three other persons sustained injuries and were rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment.
After an open-fire confrontation, the suspect Nuhu was shot in the thigh before the arrest of the suspected gang.
He has been admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and is receiving treatment under the watch of the police.
Amateur footages secured by residents at the incident showed the said attackers jumping onto motorbikes after firing shots into the air to disperse residents as they carry out the robbery.
The Police have stated that further investigations are ongoing to pin down four other suspected persons believed to have been part of the orchestrated attack at the market on Friday.
“They are on detention to assist in police investigations, while a manhunt has been launched for the arrest of the remaining robbers,” the Regional Police Command stated.
The murder of Mr Hussain adds to series of attacks in the past few weeks in the Ashanti Region.
A 62-year-old businessman was also shot dead by unknown assailants at Asuadee close to Mankranso on Wednesday.
Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq was murdered while performing ablution for the evening’s prayers at his fuel station.