The Obuasi Police Divisional petrol team in the Ashanti region has gunned down two suspected armed robbers following a gun battle at Obuasi Akomfokrom near mile 9.
One of the suspects, according to the Ashanti regional police command, tried to escape police arrest at about 9 pm during the exchange of gunfire with the suspects.
The incident is reported to have occurred on Wednesday March 10,2021.
Items retrieved from the deceased suspects include one AK47 rifle with five empty shells, a locally manufactured gun, among others from the suspects.
Ashanti regional police public relations officer Mr. Godwin Ahianyo told Opemsuo News that “the Obuasi divisional police patrol on Wednesday 10th March 2021, at about 5:10 pm had a tip-off that some armed-robbers had been spotted along the Obuasi Mile 9 road on suspicion of carrying out a robbery attack.”
“The patrol team proceeded to the area and upon reaching the outskirts of Akofrokrom near Mile 9, three young men armed with guns emerged from the bush and started firing towards the patrol vehicle. The police in self-defense returned fire and in the process two of the armed robbers lost their life through gunshots. The third person, however, managed to escape.”
He further disclosed that “on-the-spot search at the scene revealed one AK47 assault rifle with serial number KO237016 with five empty shells also found at the scene. One locally manufactured single-barreled gun and one spare BB cartridge also retrieved.”
“Subsequently the patrol team retrieved one AK47 assault rifle magazine loaded with thirty rounds of ammunition and twenty-live BB cartridges concealed in a polythene bag. Four mobile phones were also found on the deceased robbers. As we speak, the bodies of the deceased robbers have since been deposited at the Obuasi municipal hospital morgue pending an investigation and autopsy whiles is being made to apprehend the third suspect.
by Maame Adjoa Esson, Opemsuo Fm Kumasi