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Police gun down highway robber, arrest 3 accomplices


Police in Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region have gunned down one suspected highway armed robber while three others have been arrested in gunfire exchanges, reports.

The incident happened on Tuesday down around 2am between the Obuasi and Kumasi highway where the robbers mounted road blocks stopping vehicles and robbing occupant which has become their modus operandi in recent times

“They stopped all the moving vehicles including the patrol team plying the stretch. They started opening fire on us and we defended ourselves”, District Police Commander in the area, Superintendent. Abdullah Iddrisu disclosed on Kumasi-based Akoma FM monitored by

“The patrol team successfully overpowered them so we managed to kill one and arrest three others”, the Commander told host, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.

According to Superintendent Abdullah Iddrisu, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue while the arrested three persons will soon be processed for court.

 He called on the general public to furnish the police information about nefarious activities of robbers to aid in their arrest and successful prosecution

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