Two robbers, named only as 50 Cent and Lumba, have been leads of the recent notable robberies in Kumasi which usually lead to the death of victims who are robbed of their monies and other belongings.
The duo was earlier declared wanted by police in the metropolis after it was established that both were culpable in the robberies with the recent incident resulting in the murder of a fuel retailer, Anthony Trobo at Kotwi.
A report by UltimateFMOnline.com noted that, a suspect named Lumba who was arrested earlier had, upon interrogation by the police, given up the name "50 Cent" as the leader of the gang of robbers and promised to aide the law enforcement unit to arrest the named suspect.
Lumba subsequently set up a meeting with 50 Cent at Asafo Ahmadiyya Roundabout in Kumasi at the behest of the police. The meeting was allegedly set up under the pretext of delivering a message to the gang leader, 50 Cent.
A Police officer disguised himself at the meeting point. Upon arrival at the meeting point, 50 Cent was said to have realised it was a set-up and an attempt to capture him. He then fired at the undercover officer but missed him; something that caused the officer to return fire.
The arrested suspect, Lumba, who also attempted to take advantage of the melee to escape in a handcuff was also shot by the Police in the process but died while being taking to hospital for medical attention, the sources said.