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Four suspected criminals arrested in Swedru

The Swedru Divisional Police Command on Saturday arrested four suspected criminals based on intelligence gathering in the Central Region.

The suspects Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addea and Dauda Fatau were arrested at a hotel in Swedru.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Serwaah Oppong, Regional Public Relations Officer, told Ghana News Agency (GNA) that her team made the arrest following a report on Saturday.

According to her, the police had information around 22:15 that some heavily built men whose movement looked suspicious were lodging in a hotel at Swedru.

The Police team proceeded to the hotel and met the suspects lodging in rooms eight and nine.

During a search of their rooms, the police retrieved a knife and a cutlass in room eight which was being occupied by Isaac Addea and Fatau Dauda.

According to DSP Oppong, the team also searched room nine occupied by Gordon Kunya and Saddick Abubakar and found a lighter and two packets of razzle.

Two bank opened-cheque in the sum of GHC5000 each were also found on Dauda and Gordon.

The suspects have since been detained and the exhibits retained for investigation and further action, DSP Oppong said.