Ekye Amanfrom Police Station Besieged Over Arrest Of A Robber
The robber left a motor rider motionless and bleeding profusely out of the gunshot injury and was later rushed to Ekye Health Center by the police. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
A mob of over one hundred residents has stormed Ekye Amanfrom Police Station in the Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana on Sunday, October 10, 2021, over the arrest of a suspect believed to be part of the four masked robbery gangs.
The robbers were suspected believed to have attacked a mobile money and provision shops on Saturday leading to the death of one person.
Information gathered from Ekye Amanfrom in the Afram Plains indicates that the mob wielding sticks, beer bottles, and stones invaded the premises of the Police station demanding the release of the suspect arrested at the shores of the Afram River by fishermen after he attempted to hire a speed boat to cross the river.
The suspect has been whisk by Police to Tease, the District Capital for interrogation.
However, the Police SWAT team has been deployed from the Regional Headquarters to the area to help smoke out the suspects from their hideout.
Recalling the incident, A motor rider was shot dead by armed robbers at Ekye Amanfrom, a fishing community in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District of the eastern region of Ghana.
The fully masked four(4) gang robbery members emerged on foot from the Ekye Market centre direction and attacked Samuel Agbozo Enterprise (mobile money and phone shop company), as well as a nearby provision shop at about 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021, amidst sporadic gunshots.
“The robbers who were on foot from the Ekye Market wearing face masks that cover their head to the neck, wielding daggers and AK47, invaded Samuel Agbozo Enterprise amidst gunshots, destroyed his glass showcase took away the phones he had displayed for sale, took the mobile money cash. They also attacked a nearby provision shop and took away an unspecified amount of money into their bags and absconded into the bush. It was like a movie because people were selling around but nobody could face them” an eyewitness Solomon Ahenkorah told Kasapa News.
A young man on a motorbike identified as Bright, oblivious of the robbery operation, was shot on his motorbike when he approached the robbery scene at the roadside.
The robbers absconded into the bush with an unspecified amount of money and uncountable mobile phones before the arrival of Police officers from Ekye Police station.
However, the motor rider who was motionless and bleeding profusely out of the gunshot injury was rushed to Ekye Health Center by the police, however, was pronounced dead on arrival.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent