The Police administration is set to reward a brave Lance Corporal who shot and killed two robbers in a fierce gun battle after they robbed a cocoa purchasing clerk of almost GHc580,000.
The robbers attacked the Onuapa cocoa purchasing clerk after he had withdrawn the money from a bank and was about to distribute it to his colleague clerks when the robbers pounced on them, at Asankare in the Ashanti Region.
The Konongo Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Ohene Boadi Bossman explained to Citi News that “last Thursday around 5:45pm two men on motorbikes went to Asankare where the Onuapa cocoa purchasing clerk works.”
He further added that 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 chased the guys.
“The driver[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 and 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,” he said.
Superintendent Bossman added that the police administration will reward him for his bravery.
By: Citi FM