Police gun down suspected armed robber near Akatsi

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By Lorlornyofm December 11, 2017 15:29

Police gun down suspected armed robber near Akatsi

A police patrol team Akatsi have shot and killed a suspected armed robber following a fierce gun battle between the deceased and the patrol team at Kotomensahkpoe junction near Akatsi in the Volta Region.

The deceased and three other accomplices according to the police, were said to have planned a robbery operation on that stretch of the road on yesterday dawn.

The Akatsi South Police Commander, Supterindent Bismark Agyapong who confirmed the incident in an interview on Kaleawo FM’s morning show said the police patrol team in Akatsi had a tip off about the alleged planned robbery on drivers plying that stretch of the road.

According to him, the robbers on seeing the police, bolted into a nearby bush. The police further pursued them but they could not find any. But while on the patrol expedition later, the police had information that a suspected thief had rushed into a house.

The suspected thief, Eji Ogu Chijioke, 23 was later apprehended by the police. Supt. Agyapong narrated that, one of them who had bolted later came back to attack the police.

He said the patrol team quickly moved to the scene and the robbers upon seeing the vehicle of the police, opened fire and the police also returned same killing one of them with the remaining two currently at large.

Supt. Agyapong revealed that their preliminary investigations showed that three of the robbers are believed to be Nigerians residing in Aflao and the remaining one a resident at Akatsi.

Some items found on the robbers during the operation include empty shells of AK 47 ammunitions, a wood designed in a form of AK47 and other offensive objects.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at St. Paul’s Mortuary pending autopsy.

Meanwhile, the suspect Eji Ogu Chijioke is currently in police custody assisting in investigation.

Story by Emmanuel Kobla Agbaxode

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By Lorlornyofm December 11, 2017 15:29
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