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Police officer killed, another injured in shootout with robbers

A police officer has met his untimely death after armed robbers opened fire on him and his colleagues at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

The robbers who were said to be preparing to rob a mobile money vendor at Ejura opened fire on the policemen who attempted to counter their move. 

According to a press release issued by the Ghana Police Service, the dastardly incident happened on Monday, October 9.

Per the said release, two officers sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the hospital where one was pronounced dead upon arrival. 

“The Police, on 9th October 2023, arrested two suspects for preparation to commit robbery and opening fire on Police officers at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.”

“The suspects, Alhaji Wahab Suleiman and Ibrahim Abubakari, together with one other accomplice currently on the run, opened fire on officers who were on an operation to quell a planned robbery attack on a mobile money vendor at Ejura.”

“Two of the officers sustained gunshot wounds in the process and were rushed to the hospital for medical attention. However, one of the officers, Nº 42250 General Sergeant Ahmed Kamal, unfortunately passed on.”

Meanwhile, the two robbers who also sustained gunshot wounds and an accomplice have been arrested and are assisting with investigations. 

“Exhibits retrieved at the scene include two (2) SB shotguns, one (1) pump-action gun, six (6) live BB cartridges and one (1) used BB cartridge,” the release concluded. 

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