The Police have gunned down a suspected armed robber at Kpatia in the Talensi District of the Upper East region.
A police statement explained on Wednesday December 22 that “A special Anti-Robbery squad, assisted by the Upper East Regional Police Command through an intelligence-led operation at Kpatia in the Talensi District have gunned down suspect Laayaame Simon alias Yendu aged 34 years, one of the three suspected armed robbers who callously murdered two Police officers at Zuarungu in the Upper East Region.
“A special targeted intelligence-led operation is being carried to get the rest of the suspects arrested.”
A Police situation report had earlier said: “On 15/11/2021 at about 2020 hours, there was a distress call to the Zuarungu District Command that there was an ongoing robbery at Zuarungu Market (.) Control was informed and whiles men were being mobilized to respond to the robbery, there was another distress call that two (2) policemen were shot dead (.)”
The Police had also placed a GH¢50,000 bounty on the heads of the suspected armed robbers.