Police gun down one person connected to the Takoradi daylight robbery; one other arrested

Police gun down one person connected to the Takoradi daylight robbery; one other arrested

- The Western Region Police on Wednesday placed a bounty on the killers of the Ghanaian based in Switzerland

- He was returning from the bank with his wife in their private vehicle when armed men approached and shot him

- They made away with the undisclosed money he withdrew from the bank

Police on Wednesday shot dead one person connected to the daylight robbery at Amanful, a suburb of Takoradi in the Western Region that led to the death of a 61-year-old Ghanaian based in Switzerland.

Police gun down one person connected to the Takoradi daylight robbery; one other arrested
Police gun down one person connected to the Takoradi daylight robbery; one other arrested
Source: UGC

Charles Kwakye was shot by six armed men in the presence of his wife, Monica Nda, leading to his death.

The couple who went to the bank to withdraw some money were trailed by the robbers after leaving the bank premises in their private car.

They encountered the men upon reaching Amanful East, two on motorbikes who demanded that they handed over the cash, shooting the 61-year-old in the process.

Read also

Takoradi: Police put Ghs10,000 bounty on killers of 61-year-old Switzerland ‘borger’

On the day a GHC10.000 bounty was placed on the killers of Kwakye, a team from the Western Regional Criminal Investigations and SWAT officers from the Accra Regional Command conducted a night swoop in search of the suspects.

One person suspected to be connected to the robbery was shot dead and another was arrested.

The CID and the SWAT team closed in on the suspects at Elmina on the Cape Coast-Takoradi road, Citinewsroom reported citing a police communique.

There was a shootout during the arrest leading to the death of one of the suspects, Shankiki, 30 after he was gunned down.

Another one identified as Inusah Fuseini, 25, was arrested at the robbers’ hideout while two managed to escape on a motorbike.

Shankiki’s body was conveyed to the police hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

In other news, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, slammed Adom-Otchere for engaging in terribly poor political analysis.

Read also

50-year-old man stabbed to death by his cousin in family disagreement

This follows Adom-Otchere's paring of the NDC General Secretary with the Speaker of Parliament as the NDC’s potential candidates for the 2024 elections.

Unenthused by the analysis of the journalist, Asiedu Nketia likened it to the work of an uninformed village lotto forecaster whose permutations are not based on cogent empirical thoroughness.

Enjoy reading our stories?

Join YEN.com.gh's Telegram channel!

Never miss important updates Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news.

Source: Yen Ghana

Online view pixel