Police have killed two suspected armed robbers, and and retrieved large cache of ammunitions from suspected criminals at Ntoaso, near Nsawam, in the Eastern region, during aspecial operation.
The weapons include2,882 rounds of ammunitions, BB cartridges, a locally manufactured pistol, one AK 47 Assault rifle, a MI6 rifle, a pump action, a shot gun, and 840 MI6 ammunitions.
Other items retrieved were knives, sword, claw bar, military camouflage uniform and machete among others.
The Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) Isaac Ken Yeboah,announced these at a press conference,in Accra, yesterday.
He said the police received information that some arms and ammunitions had been concealed by a gang of armed robbers at Ntoaso
COP Yeboah stated that a team from the National Operations Directorate surveillance unit and three other combat patrols teams were dispatched to the location to retrieve the weapons.
He said the suspected robbers took to their heels on seeing the police, and “The team began a search at the premises and in the process one of the suspected robbers(yet to be identified)who was hiding in a nearby room opened fire on the police and hit the hand of one of the officers injuring his two fingers in the process”.
COP Yeboah said the police responded and gunned down the suspected robber,and arrested another one.
He explained that while the police was on their way to the National Police Headquarters, others suspected robber attempted to snatch the weapon in possession of the police, resulting in a struggle and the gun went off killing the robber instantly.
COP Yeboah said the injured robber was taken to the Police Hospital for treatment, adding that the two bodies have been sent to the same morgue of the hospital
COP Yeboah said investigations were underway to arrest the other suspects.
On Techiman and Odorkor shootings during last year elections, he said investigations were ongoing to establish the perpetrators of the crime.
In connection with the shooting at Ablekuma Central Constituency Collation Center during last year election, he said accused persons were standing trial at Accra Circuit Court and case had been adjourned to July 20, 2021.
COP Yeboah said the docket on the Odododiodoo shooting that occurred last year had been sent to the Attorney General Office for advice.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI