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Notorious car snatcher dies in a shoot-out with Police

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Kofi Nti, a 28-year-old notorious car snatcher in Kumasi, was on Tuesday afternoon killed in a shoot-out with the Police at Dichemso, a suburb of Kumasi.

Nti has been on the wanted list of both the Ashanti and Greater Accra regional police Commands for some time now.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Patrick Timbila, Ashanti Regional Police Commander told the media at a press conference in Kumasi on Wednesday that, the police had information that Nti and his gang had been spotted at a place near Gulder Hotel at Dichemso.

He said as soon as the Police reached the area, the gang shot at them and the Police had to return fire resulting in the killing of Nti.

Emmanuel Kwasi Gyasi, a member of the gang, was arrested while another, who sustained a bullet wound, managed to escape.

DCOP Timbila said Nti and his gang had on October 14, this year, robbed a lady of her Rav 4 Toyota 4×4 at Buokrom Estate, in Kumasi.

During that robbery, a pistol of Nti went off and hit George Antwi, a member of the gang. He was rushed to a clinic at Asuofua but the prying eyes and questions of the nurses  made the gang take him away to a hide out after buying some medications for him.

The Regional Commander however, said the Police had information and went to arrest Antwi. Upon his arrest, Antwi mentioned Nti as the leader of the gang. Another member, Evans Adu Acheampong was later arrested while Gyamfi, an accomplice is still on the run.

DCOP Timbila said the Police, has been able to retrieve the Rav 4 vehicle which was abandoned at  Buokrom while Mohammed Tajudeen, a car dealer, who is said to be buying vehicles from Nti has also been placed in Police custody.

The Regional Commander said Tajudeen had indicated in a statement to the Police that the latest vehicle supplied to him by Nti was Toyota Hilux pick-up, which he received on June 17, this year.

He said the body of Nti had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital’s mortuary for autopsy.

Source: GNA

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