General News of Wednesday, 7 January 2015
A Police Officer has been shot dead after a shootout with suspected armed robbers near Weija.
The Police Officer, Constable Prince Akata is said to be in his late 20s.
His body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue.
The incident happened at Weija, in the West Hills Mall area at about 12 am on Wednesday, when some suspected armed robbers were on an operation.
Two others, who are suspected armed robbers, were also shot dead in the incident while two escaped.
Meanwhile, six other persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The armed robbers have revealed that they were responsible for the death of the Melcom security man who was killed earlier this month.
Suspected robbers, who broke into the Madina Melcom branch, killed the security man on duty after he attempted to fend them off from breaking into the shop.