- One person has been confirmed dead after a group of suspected armed robbers engaged in a shoot out with police
- The incident occurred at Jacobu in the Ashanti Region
- According to the police, during their routine patrol duties, they saw a group of four unmasked men who emerged from the bush and were attempting to attack persons in vehicles
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that one person has been confirmed dead after a group of suspected armed robbers engaged in a shoot-out with police at Jacobu in the Ashanti Region.
According to the police, during their routine patrol duties on the Anwiankwanta-Obuasi stretch on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at dawn, they saw a group of four unmasked men who emerged from the bush and were attempting to attack persons in vehicles.
The four people upon seeing the police fired at them and the police returned fire.
E/R: Angry residents of Amanase burn vehicle belonging to 5 suspected ritual murderers amid warning shots
One of the robbers died in the process, while the three others escaped.
Meanwhile, the three other people were later arrested and detained by the police to assist them with investigations in relation to the matter.
In a report filed by CitiNews, the Jacobu District Police Commander, Superintendent Abdulai Iddrisu said live ammunition was found in the bag of one of the suspects when they were arrested.
The body of the deceased suspect has been deposited at the St. Peter’s Hospital morgue at Jacobu while the three other suspects are being questioned by the police.
In other news, angry residents of Amanase, a suburb of Suhum in the Eastern Region have set ablaze a vehicle belonging to some five suspected ritual murderers.
The suspects are; Prince Adjololo, 26, Solomon Adjololo, 28, Mintah Benjamin, 23, Felix Haya, 27, and Akwasi Tenkorang, 27.
They were arrested by a mob when they allegedly tried abducting a child in the community for rituals, Myjoyonline reported.
The irate youth took the suspects to the chiefs’ palace for interrogation, howling for their blood while wielding sticks and machetes.
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