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13 July 2017

Lapaz shooting: One police officer dead

One of the two police officers who were shot at Lapaz in Accra by armed robbers has passed away.

“…One of the police personnel passed on while receiving treatment at the Police Hospital but the second is in a stable condition,” a statement signed by the Greater Accra Police Public Relations Officer, Effia Tenge stated.

The two persons were shot on Thursday by unidentified men who were on an unregistered motorbike and believed to be on a robbery mission.

“To facilitate their movement, the two suspects abandoned their motorbike, snatched an unregistered Ash Hyundai Elantra saloon vehicle and sped off towards Mallam junction direction.”

The police who are currently on a manhunt for the suspects in the statement urged the general public to remain calm and support them in their effort to arrest the perpetrators.

“The general public is hereby entreated to remain calm and support the police in their effort to arrest the perpetrators by volunteering useful information to police numbers: 18555, 0302787373, 0302773695, 03022773906,” the statement added.

Many injured, 2 hospitalized after ‘rambo-style’ robbery in Sandema

In March 2017, several persons were left injured with two hospitalized after four armed robbers stormed a local supermarket at Sandema in the Upper East Region.

The four masked robbers at about 5:30 pm posed as potential customers wanting to purchase goods from the super market, but in a ‘Rambo style’ took attendants hostage, ransacked the supermarket and made away with monies and other valuable items.

By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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