The Ghana Police Service has detained another suspect in connection with last week’s deadly skirmishes in Nima, Accra, involving various youth groups.
Farouk Dauda, alias Omondi, 31, was captured as a result of a combined police-National Investigation Bureau operation (NIB).
He was captured on Sunday, January 23, 2022, in his refuge in an Accra slum, according to a police statement, after going into hiding following the event on January 18, 2022.
According to authorities, a search of him discovered wrapped goods presumed to be Indian hemp.
“During interrogation, he admitted his involvement in the said clash where he was captured in a video footage wielding a machete as he identified himself in the said video footage,” the police said.
“A search conducted on him led to the retrieval of a wrapped substance suspected to be Indian hemp. He is currently in police custody assisting with investigations,” the statement said.
In connection with the incident, seven people have already been arrested.
They are, Ali Awudu alias Bombo and Ibrahim Hussien alias Kumodzi, both of whom are said to be ringleaders and are still at large, Abdul Gafaru Mahama, Aziz Sulemana alias Rambo (in hospital), and Ibrahim Moro alias Jallo (also on hospital admission).
Atarouwa Bassam, Abdul Mumuni Gariba, Mohammed Saabi Barinu alias Namer, Bashiru Ganiru, Illiasu Salim, and Issa Seidu are the others.