Police administration is set to reward a brave Ghanaian policeman, one Lance Corporal who shot and killed two robbers in a horrific gun battle…
It happened that the two robbers attacked the Onuapa cocoa purchasing clerk after he had withdrawn about GHc580,000 from a bank. It was reported that the said clerk was about distributing the money to his colleague clerks when the robbers pounced on them at Asankare in the Ashanti Region.
Superintendent Ohene Boadi Bossman, the Konongo Divisional Police Commander who confirmed the incident to Citi News explained that, two men on motorbikes went to Asankare where the Onuapa cocoa purchasing clerk works last Thursday at around 5:45pm.
Coincidentally, the cocoa purchasing clerk had gone to Konongo on that fateful day to withdraw a very huge amount of money, that was 580,000 cedis apparently to distribute it to the cocoa purchasing clerks. In the process, two guys on motorbikes who had covered their faces with the helmet of the bikes stormed the place and ordered the Purchasing Clerk to hand over the money to them at gunpoint which he did with immediate effect.
Unfortunately for the armed robbers, the tyre of their motorbike got deflated along the way. They however stopped a taxi cab, ordered all the passengers except the driver to alight at gunpoint, put the money in the car and sped off.
But then, when the Lance Corporal was informed about the robbery, he quickly picked up a weapon and stopped a Land Cruiser vehicle belonging to the Juaso MP, sped off and gave the hooligans a hot chase. According to Superintendent Ohene Boadi Bossman;
“The driver[of the taxi] noticing that the people were difficult elements, decided to run into a ditch so he can free himself. Unfortunately, when the driver managed to escape, they [robbers] shot at him, instantly killing him. The robbers stopped another taxi, dropped all the passengers from the car and took charge. When they got to Krofa, the policeman in the Land Cruiser shot at them and they lost control and run into a house.”
They then exchanged fire with the policeman who miraculously sneaked from the car and went behind the robbers, entered a resident’s bedroom and shot the robbers from the bedroom instantly killing both of them. Then the money was retrieved. It was subsequently given to the district commander and later handed over to the cocoa marketing board. The actual purpose of the money is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Bossman stated that the police administration will reward the brave Ghanaian policeman for the outstanding feat of bravery.