Police, robbers in gun battle

Suspects, From left to right - Divine Tetteh, Mohammed Nazil and Affum Agbekle

Suspects, From left to right – Divine Tetteh, Mohammed Nazil and Affum Agbekle

A gun battle between the Police and suspected armed robbers on Friday led to the death of one of the robbers and the arrest of three others.

Felix Akwetey died during the shootout with police while Affum Agbekle, Mohammed Nazil and Divine Tetteh, were arrested as two others escaped.

Two locally made pistols, two motorcycles, a Hyundai bus without a registration number and a Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration number GR7562-13 were impounded.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Sege District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Benjamin Buxton, said on Friday, at about 9:30 am, a complainant from Sege reported that he returned home and detected that his house had been broken into.

He said he complainant said a 32- inch television set, 25 pieces of assorted cloths, 20 cartons of tin tomatoes, a home theatre set and personal clothes were stolen.

ASP Buxton said the same day at about 5: 00pm, the Police received information that some people had packed some items into a Hyundai H100 mini bus without a registration number, and were traveling on the coastal road from Sege to Old Ningo.

According to the Police, a team of security personnel from the Prampram and Sege Districts followed up and chanced on the suspects discharging the booty from the mini bus into a Toyota Corolla, with registration number GR7562-13 at Old Ningo.

The Sege District Police Commander said the suspects upon seeing the Police started firing, compelling the Police to return fire and in the process shot Akwetey who died later and his body deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.

He said all the stolen items were retrieved.

ASP Buxton said later, a search conducted at the deceased residence in Old Ningo, revealed two air conditioners, one damaged burner, a table top fridge, one heater and other personal effects.

He said the case was still under investigation and urged members of the public who have any information on the other suspects to contact the Police.

From Dzifa Tetteh, Sege

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