Woman Dies From Stray Bullet During Anti-Robbery Operation, Police Silent On Who Fired Shot

Woman Dies From Stray Bullet During Anti-Robbery Operation, Police Silent On Who Fired Shot

  • A woman has died after being hit by a stray bullet during a police anti-robbery operation at Pigfarm in Accra
  • The woman, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after the incident
  • Police were trying to arrest a criminal gang linked to a number of robberies during the operation at pigfarm

A woman lost her life on Saturday, December 16, 2023, after being hit by a stray bullet during a police anti-robbery operation at Pigfarm in Accra.

The police in a statement, said the woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after the incident.

Woman killed by stray bullet
The woman died on arrival at the hospital. Source: Facebook/Ghana Police Service
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The police have not indicated who fired the shot that killed the woman.

“The Police with a deep sense of sadness, have commiserated with the family of a lady who lost her life during an anti-robbery operation conducted at Pigfarm, a suburb of Accra,” portions of the statement noted.

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Police were trying to bust a criminal gang linked to a number of robberies and two arrests were made, according to the statement.

Man jailed for violent robbery

A 19-year-old man was jailed 17 years after stabbing a woman and robbing her of GH¢976 in August 2023.

The convict pleaded for mercy when he was given a 17-year jail term for the attack, which took place at Sakumono.

The convict said he did not know what came over him when he attacked and robbed the woman.

Kwame Danso township protests robbery incidents

YEN.com.gh also reported that residents of Kwame Danso in the Sene West District protested because of incessant robbery incidents.

The protest came after a robbery incident left one dead and four wounded at a phone shop in July 2023.

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The DCE of the area has pledged to appeal for security reinforcements from the regional minister.

Thief traced using stolen AirPods

In August 2023, YEN.com.gh reported that a thief was arrested after he broke into a room at Nungua in Accra and stole cash and personal effects, including an Apple AirPods.

30-year-old Bortey Borteye's decision to steal the AirPods helped police track the gadget on the complainant's phone, leading to his arrest.

He has been jailed on two counts for five and two years, but the sentences will run concurrently.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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