News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that three suspected robbers have been shot dead by Police at Shiashie in Accra Monday morning.
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The three, Akrika Christian, Alhassan, and Alhaji according to a police report, are suspected armed robbers who have been on the police wanted list for a long time.
The police report indicated that thye attempted to rob a businessman at a bank at Opeibea, near the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, but were overpowered by the police, who had been keeping surveillance on them.
Akika Christian-Robert, a Camerounian, who was armed with a fully loaded 15-round pistol, drew the gun in an attempt to shoot the policemen, who reacted fast and opened fire on them.
In a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, acting Director-General of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori said the policemen had laid an ambush, following intelligence about a plan by the gang of five to rob a businessman at the bank.
According to him, Alhassan and Alhaji attempted to escape while firing at the police, but the police returned fire, resulting in a gun battle, during which the two were hit by bullets and were pronounced dead at the Police Hospital in Accra.
The suspects have been linked to other robberies and murders in Accra and Kumasi over the last one year.
The release by the Ghana Police Service has drawn massive reactions from Ghanaians.
Kobby Fordjour Codjoe commended the Ghana Police Service for an excellent job done.
This is worth commending, yes when the Police do a good job in combating crime, they deserve all the applause just as we criticise them when they fail to...with good intelligence gathering they can work effectively and protect the citizenry, we need much more of proactive work, a good job is done Ghana Police
Benjamin Ashiatey commended the Ghana Police service.
Good job done Ghana police I was an eyewitness and I saw whatever that happened at Shashi
Kofi Boakye prayed for God's protection over them.
We appreciate your work very much. May God protect you always. Wishing the wounded officer a speedy recovery. Kudos
Samuel Senanu Dilly wanted to know the purpose of the autopsy since the cause of death is already known.
Ghana Police Service you're doing so marvelously well but please I want education on a point in press release.. What's the purpose of the autopsy since we know the cause of death
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