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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 24 February 2022


Suspected robber shot dead in gun battle with police

The police engaged the robbery gang in a gun battle The police engaged the robbery gang in a gun battle

Police engage robbers in shootout

Assembly man commends police

Body of suspected robber deposited for identification and autopsy

A suspected armed robber has been shot following a gun battle between a police patrol team and a gang of robbers on the Obuasi- Wamasi road in the Adansi Akrofoum district of the Ashanti region.

The incident according to a report by Adomonline sighted by GhanaWeb occurred around 5:30 am on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The District Chief Executive for the area, Jonas Maurice Woode, confirming the incident noted that the timely intervention of a police patrol team prevented what would have been a robbery attack on a passenger vehicle travelling on the stretch at that time.

According to the assembly man, the robbers engaged the police in a shoot out and one of their members was shot and killed by the police in the process.

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at a mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.