Police patrol team fires at robber

The victim was shot around 3:30 am last Thursday, August 15, 2013 in the company of an accomplice.

According to Sergeant Godwin Ahianyo of the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Office, Kwame Appiah died when he was being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to receive medical care.

Briefing The Mirror, Sergeant Ahianyo said Appiah managed to identify himself to the police patrol team moments after he was shot in the right leg.

According to Sergeant Ahianyo, the mason, James Lartey, who is helping the police in their investigations, was at the Dr Mensah bus terminal to board a vehicle home when Appiah, together with an accomplice, accosted him and robbed him of his GH¢50, a mobile phone and bag containing some tools.

He said Appiah and his accomplice then took to their heels when they saw a police patrol team coming towards their direction.

Sergeant Ahianyo said the victim raised an alarm, which attracted the Police Patrol team to the scene.

Sergeant Ahianyo said in an attempt to demobilise Appiah and arrest him, a member of the patrol team fired at his legs, causing him to fall.

It was then that they managed to arrest him and retrieved the locally manufactured pistol and two live cartridges when they searched him.

While assuring the public that the police were on top of the increasing crime situation in the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs, Sergeant Ahianyo urged the public to be security conscious to prevent them from falling prey to robbers.

By George Ernest Asare/The Mirror/Ghana

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