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Wa: Police quiz two American Peace Corps volunteers for ‘stabbing’ robber
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Wa: Police quiz two American Peace Corps volunteers for ‘stabbing’ robber

Najas Illias alias Ninja was described as a terror by police

The Wa Police are interrogating two American Peace Corps volunteers who allegedly stabbed a man to death for attempting to rob them at Dobile, a suburb of Wa in the Upper West Region.

The two, Andrew Kristler, and Rachel Ricardi were returning from the night club around 2:30am this morning when the deceased and his accomplice rounded up the two Peace Corps few meters from their house and demanded they surround all valuables in their possession.

According to DCOP Kofi Danso Addae Acheampong, Upper West Police Commander, the two armed robbers who were wielding machetes threatened to butcher the two if their request was not met. Sensing danger, Rachel Ricardi moved behind Andrew Kristler but the deceased laid down his weapon and attempted to drag Rachel from where she was hiding.

As the struggle ensued, Andrew Kristler then pulled a knife and stabbed the deceased in the lower abdomen. The accomplice of the deceased attempted to retaliate but for the smock Andrew was wearing he would have sustained deep machete wounds.

The deceased has been identified as Najas Illias alias Ninja, whom the police described as a terror, terrorizing people around Wa Kejetia, whereas his accomplice who is yet to be identified is currently on the run.

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