Officers of the Ghana Police Service Greater Accra Regional Command on Wednesday gunned down a suspected highway robber and arrested two others suspected to be his accomplices.
The deceased, a 38-year-old identified as Blessing Stephen died from gunshot wounds he sustained during police capture operation at Tonynam Guest House at Spintex, Accra, around 11:30 am.
The deceased according to the police is said to be involved in a series of highway robberies, bank robberies and attacks on bullion vans including the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti Region.
He is also said to have been on the police wanted list for the past two years.
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“The deceased was a Nigerian and an ex-convict and a notorious armed robber who usually operates among a gang of six. He has been involved in a series of highway robberies, bank robberies and attacks on bullion vans including the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti Region, Manso-meam, Mankesim filling station, Tarkwa- Prestea Highway robbery, and Gomoa -Potsin,” a statement from the police announced.
The police added that “suspect Jessy Osas, aged 26 years, believed to be his accomplice and one Godwin Hetor, aged 26 years, a receptionist at the Guest House, where the deceased and his accomplices were lodging were also arrested.”
As part of the operation, a pistol and 4 rounds of ammunition were reportedly retrieved from the deceased whiles the accomplices who were picked up have been taken into police custody to assist in the investigation.