Notorious armed robber-Johnson Kombian, who slaughtered two cops in the Northern Region of Ghana, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
Kombian was charged on two counts of murder for killing Constable Prince Agyare and Constable Owusu Frimpong on October 17, 2010–luckily the third police officer, Corporal Osei Bonsu survived the attack.
A seven-member jury gave back the decision of liable on Kombian and he will be serving 30-years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime.
Facts On the Case–From Graphic Online;
Kombian, alias Garkum, and his accomplices who are currently on the run, were alleged to have ambushed three policemen on October 17, 2010, and succeeded in killing two of them.
Kombian allegedly conspired with his friend, Kofi Naaman, known as Accra Boy, to rob Djato Mathias, and then attempted to kill him.
He was arrested, tried and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by the Tamale Circuit Court, but he escaped while serving his jail term.
He later sought refuge at Nakpanduri in the Bunkprugu Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, which happened to be his home town.
On October 17, 2010, together with his accomplices, Kombian received information that a number of policemen had been detailed to perform duties at the Nakpanduri Scarp. He and his accomplices, however, ambushed and attacked the three policemen.
They fired gunshots at the deceased policemen who were then on a motorbike. The policemen fell into a 10-metre long valley.
Kombian and his group continued to fire sporadically into the valley, with the hope of killing the policemen, who also retaliated with occasional gun fires.
After some minutes of firing, Kombian and his gang stopped, and on realizing that the gunshots had ended, Agyare and his colleagues mistakenly thought their attackers had left.
They, therefore, came out of their hide-out, and were subjected to more gun fires.
Help finally came to Agyare and his colleagues, while Kombian and his accomplices bolted. The wounded policemen were conveyed to the Nalerigu Hospital, but Agyare was later pronounced dead.
Frimpong also died later, while Bonsu was transferred to the Police Hospital in Accra where he was treated and discharged.
Kombian fled to neighbouring Togo, but through the intervention of International Police (INTERPOL), he was arrested on Friday, November 19, 2010 when he crossed the border at Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District to visit his girlfriend.
In January 2010, Kombian escaped from the Tamale Prisons, and while he was hovering between Nakpunduri and Togo, he was arrested by the INTERPOL.