Following intelligence that an armed robbery gang was planning an attack on the cluster of banks in the Suame Magazine and Maakro enclave in Kumasi on Friday, October 21, 2022, the Management of the Ghana Police Service on October 22, 2022, have released an official statement with reference number-PAD/PRESS/VOL.4/1/58, signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi; Chief Superintendent of Police notifying the general public that the Police launched a special anti-robbery operation in which one of the armed robbers was shot and they are on manhunt for the accomplice.

The armed robber and his accomplice who were on motorbikes attacked a customer who had stepped out of the Fidelity bank, Maakro branch, carrying a brown envelope. The robbers attacked the bank customer and snatched the envelope  amidst the firing of guns. The rear windscreen and the left door glass of a Daewoo Matiz saloon car which was parked on the bank premises were hit during the shooting.

The Police, who had mounted surveillance in the area, responded to the situation by firing at the armed robbers and succeeded in hitting the pillion rider who fell off the motorbike. However, the rider who also sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape. One of the Police Officers was shot by the armed robbers during exchange of fire and sustained a gunshot wound to his right hip. Both injured officer and the suspect were rushed to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for medical attention. The suspect was, however, pronounced dead on arrival.

The body of the deceased suspect has been deposited at the morgue for preservation, identification and autopsy. Efforts are underway to get his accomplice arrested to face justice. 

The Police wishes to appeal to the general public especially those who run health facilities with Kumasi Metropolis and its environs to report any person seeking medical attention with gunshot wound for prompt Police action.

See a copy of the statement below;

Image credit: Ghana Police Service
Image credit: Ghana Police Service


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