The Police have arrested two suspected armed robbers and shot dead another on Thursday October 13, 2022, at Asuofua Asamang in the Ashanti Region.
The deceased identified as Issaka Muniru was shot when he attempted to fire at the police during the operation.
He rushed to the hospital for treatment however luck eluded him and me his untimely death upon arrival.
The two arrested suspects are accomplices of the deceased robber. They are Kwaku Boateng alias Form Noede and Kojo Gyamfi.
Upon arrest, the police retrieved a Smith and Wesson SD40 VE pistol which was used to fire at the officers and thirteen rounds of live ammunition.
The deceased have been involved in a series of robberies within the Kumasi Metropolis and it environ in the past years, a police statement said.
“In another robbery where Issaka Muniru, now deceased, was named as the gang leader, three other members of his gang, Charles Kojo Fosu, Yaw Anim and Paul Osafo were arrested by the police but he managed to escape. The three suspects have since been remanded into prison custody,” the police noted.
The statement thus commended the Ashanti regional police command, particularly, personnel of the regional intelligence and operations teams who conducted the operation.
“We would like to assure the public that we will continue to carry out our constitutional mandate of protecting life and property and maintaining law and order even at the peril of our lives,” the statement added.
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