Policeman ambushed and shot by armed robbers

Policeman ambushed and shot by armed robbers

- Corporal Lakpao was ambushed on his way back from night duty 

- ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Northern Regional Police Public PRO, confirmed the incident to Graphic Online

- The robbers quickly fled the scene after killing the police detective who was in his uniform

Corporal Yaw Lakpao, a police detective was shot dead on Friday morning by armed robbers at Kalba in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba Distrrict of the Northern Region.

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Lakpao was said to be on his way back home after his night duty when he was ambushed and shot by the armed robbers.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Northern Regional Police Public PRO, confirmed the incident to Graphic Online.

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According to him, Lakpao was in uniform when he was ambushed and shot by an unknown number of armed robbers who quickly fled the scene after committing the terrible act.

The police could however not confirm whether the deceased was wielding a weapon when he was shot and killed by the robbers or not.

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The body of the deceased cop has since been deposited at the Wa Government Hospital.

Meanwhile, the police have mounted an intensive search for the robbers.

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