Robber killed in battle with police

The gunned down robber.

The gunned down robber.

A suspected armed robber was killed during an exchange of fire with the police at Fadama-Nyamekye, in Accra last week.

Samuel Kingsley Yeboah, who has been on the police wanted list, was reported to have killed the police Corporal Francis Abalo of the Accra Regional Police Command during a shoot out between the police and his gang when they were going to arrest him for robbery.

Yeboah was also said to have been involved in series of robberies in Accra and Kumasi and belonged to a car snatching syndicate.

Yeboah and his gang on May 19, were said to have robbed a family who had arrived from Canada for a funeral at Asofan in Accra.

He was said to have been involved in car snatching syndicate and appeared before the court where he was later discharged for want of prosecution, as the complainant failed to attend court to testify against the suspect.

The Accra Regional Public Relations Officer of the Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, told The Ghanaian Times in Accra that on September 8, the police spotted Yeboah at Nyamekye-Fadama armed with a gun.

She said when the police attempted to effect his arrest, he fired at them but missed the target.

The police returned fire and hit him in the chest and he died while being rushed to the hospital.

The body had been deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary for autopsy.

By Anita Nyarko -Yirenkyi

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