Police Kill Gun Toting Robbers
By Dora Akyaa Asare
Briefing The Chronicle yesterday in Accra, the Deputy Accra Regional Police Commander, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohonu, noted that on Wednesday February 27, 2013, at about 9:00 p.m., the Accra Regional Police CID patrol team was patrolling the Kwabenya to Pokuase road, and met a young man who was screaming for help that four young men had robbed him off his taxi cab.
The driver, according to the police, was hired by the suspects from Agyekotoku near Amasaman to Dome. He said on reaching somewhere around Pokuase, the men attacked him and snatched his Nissan micra taxi cab with the registration number GR 5251-13.
COP Yohonu noted that the police patrol team, before meeting the victim, met a taxi cab travelling at top speed, which fitted the driver’s description.
The vehicle, according to the police, failed to stop and sped off, but the police being suspicious quickly pursued it.
However, in their bid to escape from the law, the occupants opened fire on the police. The police also returned fire, and in the process the taxi run into a ditch on the outskirts of Nanakrom, near Ashaleybotwe.
During the shootout, three of the suspected armed robbers were hit, but unfortunately, the suspects died whilst being conveyed to the Police Hospital in Accra.
A search conducted in the taxi revealed three locally made pistols, twenty live cartridges, two spent cartridges, one foreign revolver, and a knife
However, the fourth person was believed to have sustained gun wounds, but managed to escape. The Deputy Commander appealed to the public around Madina and Ashaleybotwe to report any person with gunshot wounds to nearest police station.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the three have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for autopsy.
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