- Police have launched a manhunt for unknown robbers who attacked residents at Oyibi Block Factory last Saturday
- The robbers, numbering about five, took away an undisclosed amount of money and several mobile phones belonging to the victims
- The robbery incident also resulted in the death of one person, according to a police statement on the incident
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A gang of five suspected robbers carried out a daring attack at an area called Block Factory in Appolonia City, a suburb of Oyibi in Accra, on October 14, 2023.
Tragically, the attack resulted in the loss of one life, with the perpetrators making off with an undisclosed amount of money and several mobile phones belonging to the victims.
The deceased's body has been transported to the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and subsequent autopsy.
"We wish to assure the public that we will surely get them," police said on social media.
In response to the incident, the Ghana Police Service has launched an investigation and intelligence operation to swiftly locate and apprehend the culprits.
The police have reassured the public of their commitment to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
The shocking incident has left the Oyibi community in disbelief and raised concerns about the safety of residents in the area.
Momo vendor jailed for impersonating police commander
In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that a mobile money merchant was jailed after pretending to be the Oti Regional Police Commander to release a friend in police custody.
The merchant was jailed for six months in prison with hard labour because of his false pretence attempt.
The merchant's friend had been arrested for the possession of narcotic substances at Teshie Bush Road.
Police officer killed after gunfight
In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that a police officer was killed during a robbery attack on a mobile money vendor at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The Ghana Police Service revealed the identity of the officer who died as General Sergeant Ahmed Kamal.
The Ghana Police Service said two robbers were wounded and arrested, while one accomplice is on the run.
Retired COP Alex George Mensah says he'll be exonerated
In an unrelated story, COP George Alex Mensah (rtd) has said he's not the bad guy in the Damapre leaked tape brouhaha.
The former police commissioner told 3 News that the parliamentary committee probing the matter will find no fault with him.
According to him, he spoke the truth about his former boss and in due course, Parliament would vindicate him.
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