Wanted Burkinabe arrested in Ghana not a “terrorist” – Police

The Upper West Regional police commander DCOP Kwasi Doku has denied claims that Zuri Ibrahim from Burkina Faso who is now in the custody of Ghana police is a wanted terrorist.

According to him, the young Burkinabe has no links with any terrorist group – even though he has been declared wanted in his country.

Ibrahim has been linked with the recent attacks on the Splendid Hotel in the capital of Ouagadougou which Twenty-nine people died in the hotel siege.

He is also believed to be one of the presidential guards of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaoré.

But in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, DCOP Kwasi Doku noted that – “We can’t tell if he is a terrorist, although he is wanted in Burkina Faso in a role he played in their recent political conflict, not a terrorism case.”

Zuri Ibrahim is likely to be transferred to the Upper West regional capital of Wa for further interrogation – and later he will face prosecution in his country.

“We are making preparations, and we will send him back to his country,” he told host Kwasi Aboagye.

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