Kumasi Police gun down 2 armed robbers

DCOP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander.,,,

DCOP Ken Yeboah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander.,,,

The police in Kumasi gunned down two suspected armed robbers, who attempted to flee when they were aiding the police to carry out a search for weapons they used for their operations in Kumasi.
They jumped from a storey building where they were hiding a pistol that they had used for separate robbery operations in the Kumasi metropolis.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Juliana Obeng, confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times.
He said the bodies of Lukeman Mohammed and Awudu Osman, both believed to be in their late twenties, have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s mortuary.
He said:  “The suspects took the police to four separate hideouts without any trace of the said pistol, and while the search was ongoing at Sepe near Asokore Mampong, the two suspects, who were in separate handcuffs jumped from a one-story building to escape from the police.”
They were, however, chased and fired at to immobilise them from escaping, but the Osman died instantly while Mohammed was pronounced dead on arrival at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,” ASP Obeng explained.
He said the development followed information given to the police by three of their accomplices, Emmanuel Fosu, 27, also known as (aka)  Alhaji, Farouk Amadu, 25, aka Burger, and Saliu Yakubu, 28, aka Baba Tunde, who engaged in series of “pick and rob” operations at Kejetia and other areas in the Kumasi metropolis where they were arrested by the Police.
The three, according to ASP Obeng were grabbed at their hideouts at Dichemso for their alleged involvement in armed robbery operations.
She said in one of their operations in the latter part of October, 2017, the suspects boarded an Opel Astra taxi at Kejetia to Kotwi, which conveyed unsuspecting female passengers.
The suspects, halfway through the journey, forcibly removed the dresses of the other passengers and tied their hands, blindfolded and robbed them of their monies and mobile handsets and threw them out of the car into a nearby bush.
ASP Obeng said the suspects bolted with the car leaving the victims to their fate as one of the them, Cecilia Boakye Fordjour, 58, who sustained injuries was pronounced dead upon arrival at KATH.
During an identification parade at the Ashanti Regional Police forecourt, the three were identified by some of their victims.

FROM KINGSLEY E. HOPE, KUMASI

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