A 30 year old Police Constable has been shot dead in a robbery attack at Bantema, a village near Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Constable Frank Klu was said to have been shot dead by high way robbers who had laid ambush on the road while he was escorting passengers mostly traders from Kwame Danso to the Atebubu market.
The Regional Police Crime Officer, Supt Maama Arhin confirmed the story to The Ghanaian Times and indicated that the incident happened yesterday morning.
He said the robbers opened fire to stop the passenger car and on seeing Constable Klu on board shot him dead.
Supt. Maama Arhin said the robbers took away the rifle of the police officer and robbed the victims of their valuables including unspecified amounts money, mobile phones and other belongings.
The Crime Officer said the body of the police officer had been conveyed to the Regional Hospital in Sunyani.
According to him, police have commenced investigation into the matter and called on the public to assist with information which could lead to the arrest of the robbers.
From: Daniel Dzirasah