Tema robbery: Police give account of how witnesses scattered GHC123,345 leaving only GHC 2,500

Tema robbery: Police give account of how witnesses scattered GHC123,345 leaving only GHC 2,500

- Police have confirmed that two robbers were killed in a gun battle in Tema after they attacked a businessman

- The police also said the businessman only managed to retrieve just GHC2500 out of the 123,345 he had withdrawn from the bank

- Witnesses who were around scattered and made away with the money

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The Ghana Police Service has detailed how two suspected robbers were killed by its personnel in Tema on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after they foiled a robbery attack.

The police, in a statement, noted that the incident occurred at about 12:30 pm.

The victim of the robbery had gone to the Tema Branch of the Zenith Bank to withdraw an amount of ¢12,345.00.

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According to the businessman [the victim], he and his partner, a Lebanese who deals in frozen fish at the Tema Fishing Harbour, had gone to withdraw the money but some bank staff sensed danger when they saw the motorbikes outside the bank.

The victim was later attacked at the TDC traffic light, minutes after completing the transaction at the bank.

Amid firing of gunshots, the attackers immobilized the victim’s vehicle as they made away with the money. 

But police officers who were called to the scene moments later engaged the robbers in a shootout killing the two separately while the money scattered at the vicinity.

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Witnesses who got carried away by the development scrambled for the money leaving only ¢2,500 which was later salvaged by the complainant.

Investigations have commenced as the police are yet to give full details about the identities of the robbers.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong Boanuh, has directed that all frontline police personnel who are involved in the fight of the coronavirus should go into self-quarantine.

According to the Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Sheila Kesse Abayie-Buckman, the IGP has asked that the about 8,000 personnel also get tested for the COVID-19 virus.

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