Gov’t commends Police’s swift response in robbery leading to death of UK journalist

Government has commended the Police for their swift response in arresting persons suspected to have been involved in a robbery attack that led to the death of international journalist, Syyed Taalay Ahmed, on the Tamale-Buipe Highway last week.

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, commiserating with the victims family, urged the Acting IGP and his team to deepen efforts to curb crime, robberies and homicides recently reported in other parts of the country.

“Additionally, outstanding crimes of similar nature under investigation should be completed, and perpetrators brought to book in good time,” he said.

A report from the Northern Regional command of the police said the Taalay Ahmed and another victim, Omaru Abdul Hakim, aboard a Toyota Hiace with registration number GT 7405- 16 being driven by Rahman Baa, were attacked between Mpaha Junction and Sarikyekura on the Buipe-Tamale Highway on Monday, August 23, 2021, around 6:50 pm.

The journalist with Muslim TV (MTA International) died following the robbery attack on a vehicle he was travelling on earlier this week on the Tamale-Buipe road.

They were travelling to Accra, reportedly after some documentary work in the northern part of the country.

Tribute has been pouring in from different parts of the world following news of his demise.


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