Accra, Feb. 8, GNA – The Accra Regional Police Command on Monday, engaged in a gun-battle with four suspected armed robbers at Haatso, in Accra, killing one of them in the process, arresting two, with one escaping.
Those arrested are Christian Anagbra,38 years; and Emmanuel Gavor, 53.
The deceased is yet to be identified, while the one at large has been identified only as Isaac, alias « my brother ».
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Command, who told the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said the four attacked a block factory at Haatso.
She said based on operational intelligence the Police thwarted the plan of the armed men, whose motive was to rob the owner of the block factory located at Haatso in the Greater Accra region.
She said a team laid ambush in the neighbourhood and thus succeeded in foiling the attempt.
DSP Tenge explained: « Today, (08 February 2021) at about 1130 hours, whiles the team was on the aforementioned duties, four men besieged the premises of the company under the pretext of engaging in a business transaction and insisted on seeing the chief Executive ».
In the process they pulled out pistols to take the man hostage amidst sporadic shooting on the premises, she said.
She said during the interrogation after their arrest, they admitted their involvement in the attempted robbery and mentioned Isaac as their accomplice.
In a related development, the Police said the same suspects were believed to have attacked a GOIL Filing Station and murdered a security man in the process on February 07, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Police have retrieved a Millennium pistol with five (5) rounds of ammunition from them.
The two suspects are in custody, while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police Hospital Morgue for preservation.