One dies, 15 rounded up for attacking police at Agbogbloshie

A total of 15 persons who allegedly attacked a police team that went to a “ghetto” at Agbogloshie, to arrest a suspected armed robber, have been arrested by the Police in Accra on Tuesday.

The suspects whose names have been withheld for security reasons, were said to have attacked the team with a pump action gun and pelted the team from the Accra Regional Police Command with stones.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times in Accra, yesterday, stating that the suspects were in custody assisting in investigations.

He said the team based on information went to Agbogbloshie  between 8a.m and 9am to effect the arrest of the suspect named Nuhu Sule who was hiding at a “ghetto” with items he had stolen during a robbery operation the previous night.

The PRO said, the team on reaching the scene arrested Sule and two others, but were attacked by the gang when they attempted to retrieve the stolen items.

Chief Dosoo said, a woman yet to be identified was shot dead by a stray bullet during the confrontation between the police and the gang.

He said, two other suspects escaped during the attack, adding that the police had mounted a search for them.

Chief Inspector Dosoo said Sule was in custody assisting in investigations, adding the other suspects would be screened and those found culpable would be processed for court.

He said investigations were ongoing and called on the public to volunteer information to the police for the arrest of other suspects.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. David Asante Apeatu, has directed the Criminal Investigation Department at the headquarters to commence investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of a woman during the attack on the police team.

This was contained in a press release issued and signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Eklu, the Director General of the Police Public Affairs.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

 

 

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