Two Nigerians shot dead in Ghana, three others remanded in prison
London, June 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Two armed robbers, believed to be Nigerians, have been shot dead in the Upper West region of Ghana during an alleged robbery operation Friday night.
It is not yet clear who the two Nigerians are and which area in the region the shootout occurred.
But the police have confirmed that incident happened Friday night, according a news report carried by Starr News.
The development comes on the back of Wednesday arrest of the alleged kidnappers of the two Canadians which included three Nigerians.
Meanwhile, an Accra High Court has remanded in police custody six out of the eight persons arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian nationals in Ghana.
They are to re-appear on July 1, 2019.
The accused persons are Sampson Aghalor aka Romeo, Elvis Ojiyorwe, Jeff Omarsar, all Nigerians, Yusif Yakubu, Abdul Nasir and Seidu Abubakari aka Nba – Ghanaians.
All of them were charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, while Aghalor, Ojiyorwe, Omarsar and Yakubu, were separately charged with kidnapping.
A Senior State Attorney, Ms Hilda Craig, who is prosecuting the case disclosed in court that the suspects demanded a ransom of $800,000.
Presenting the facts of the case, a Senior State Attorney, Ms Hilda Craig, said Aghalor struck up an acquaintance with Yakubu in March 2019.
Aghalor discussed kidnapping as a trade with his new friend