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.
Report say the incident occurred on Tuesday dawn between the Anwiankwanta- Obuasi Highway where the robbers mounted road blocks to stop vehicles and rob occupants.
“Jacobu Police patrol team were on their routine patrol duties on the Anwiankwanta- Obuasi Highway and on reaching a section known to be robbery prone area between Heman and Akokoaso , four unmasked men emerged from the nearby bush flashing their torchlights signaling on coming vehicles to stop. One of them was holding a shot gun and the others wielding machetes.”
The report says, the one wielding the pump action gun on seeing the Police vehicle immediately fired at the Police and the Police also returned fire leading to his death.
The other three suspects managed to escape through the bush. Body of deceased was conveyed and deposited at St Peter’s Catholic hospital morgue awaiting identification and autopsy.
The Patrol team returned to their normal patrols on the road in search of the escapees and at about 5.00am, they spotted three men walking along the roadside. They were accosted, arrested and detained for investigations.
These suspects gave their names to police as Umar Boobey 59yrs, Jibor Karim 28yrs and Saadoh Ali 23yrs. One short locally manufactured gun, two(2) live & two(2) empty AAA cartridges, one short machete, two(2) torchlights, four mobile phones and assorted dresses retained.