Police in Ashanti Region have arrested 12 persons suspected to be involved in recent cases of robberies and kidnapping of Fulani herdsmen and their dependents in communities in the region.

A statement released by the Ashanti Region Police Command said the suspects who are also believed to be Fulanis are Dube Baru alias lawuga, 29, Abdulai Mahamadu, 29, Karim Abdulai, 37, Sulematta Ali, 32, Yusif Musah, 40 and Halidu Ali, 25.

The others are Ali Mama, 40, Abubakari Gariba, 20, Gariba Maanu, 40, Bella Amadu, 27, Alidu Amadu, 18, and Ali Abraham, 20.

“These 12 suspects have already been identified by their victims. The suspects have since been remanded by the District Courts” in Ejura, Mampong and Akomadan areas in the Ashanti Region, the statement said.

The press statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, also said the 12 suspects have been ordered to re-appear on separate dates.

Read the full statement from the police below.

12 kidnapping, robbery suspects arrested in Ashanti Region