A suspected armed robber was at the weekend lynched by some residents of Zemmasa, near Bawku in the Upper East Region, after he resisted arrest and fired at the people.
Ali Haruna, 25, who had been on the Bawku police wanted list was spotted in the community with an AK 47 assault rifle.
Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Benjamin Ofori Acquah, the Crime Officer of the Bawku Divisional Police Command, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that when the residents attempted to arrest Haruna, he resisted and opened fire at them until he ran out of ammunition.
ASP Acquah said when the residents realised he had run out of ammunition, they pounced on him and beat him to death.
DSP Acquah said the suspected armed robber had been robbing traders and travellers of their monies and personal belongings in the area, and was identified by some residents as one of the robbers who attacked traders from Burkina Faso at the Kulpelgu Forest Reserve near Bawku a few weeks ago.
DSP Acquah said the people found a weapon in the a bush nearby, where the last robbery took place.
DSP Acquah advised the public against instant justice and to rather hand over any suspect to police.