Prisons Officer Guns Down Masked Robber

Luck eluded a 30
year old suspected armed robber when he was gunned down by a prisons officer during
a robbery operation in a house at Oyarifa, near Adenta.

The deceased, yet
to be named, was one of two others who attacked occupants of a house at Oyarifa
Rehoboth area yesterday dawn.

The rest of his
colleagues fled with the items robbed when they realized that their colleague
had been shot.

The prison
officer, named withheld, shot and killed the suspected armed robber and later
called on the Abokobi Ayi Mensah police for assistance.

The operation

According to
residents of the area, around 1am yesterday, October 11, 2019 three suspected
armed robbers wearing masks attacked an apartment being occupied by the Prisons
officer and his family.

Residents claim
the suspects armed with a pistol, a hammer and cutter broke into the house and
at gunpoint robbed the occupants of their mobile phones and an unspecified
amount of money.

“While they were
about to escape, the Prisons officer, who also has an AK47 rifle in the house, reached
out for the gun and shot at one of the armed robbers killing him instantly.

Police findings

Inspector Kwabena
Danso of the Accra Regional Public Relations Office, when contacted confirmed
that the Abokobi Ayi Mensah patrol team was called to the scene and on arrival
at the house; they saw a male adult of about 30 years lying dead in a pool of

He said the
deceased had gunshot wound in the head and was wearing a black facial mask
covering his face lying on the compound of the house.

“Photograph of the
body was taken before the body was conveyed to the police hospital morgue for

Inspector Danso
noted that the Prisons officer has been invited by the Abokobi Police Command to
assist the police with their investigations.

“The hammer, and
industrial cutter said to have belonged to the suspected armed robbers were
also taken from the scene of crime to the police station.”

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey