The Western Regional Criminal Investigations Department (RCID) together with officers from the SWAT Unit of the Ghana Police Service in the Greater Accra Region have gunned down one suspected robber in a shootout along the Cape Coast – Takoradi road.
On 14/4/2021 at 2000 hours, a team of officers from the Western Regional Criminal Investigations Department (RCID) together with officers from SWAT Accra Region conducted an intelligence led operation to arrest suspects who are wanted in the Takoradi Market Circle robbery/murder on 12/4/2021 at 1320 hours.
Police closed in on suspects at Elmina, along the Cape Coast – Takoradi road.
DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Western Regional Head of Public Affairs who gave out the information to Spice News explained that in an attempt to arrest the suspects, they engaged the Police in a shootout but one of them later identified as Shankiki aged about 30-years was gunned down.
However, two (2) others managed to escape on one other motorbike.
She narrated that one of the motorbikes, blue in color with Registration Number M-20 GW 6060 which had the last zero (0) covered with a sticker to read GW 606 was recovered from the scene.
Also, Police later located the hideout of the suspects and a search was conducted where one (1) live and one spent AK 47 ammunition, a live tortoise and a talisman were recovered.
DSP Adiku added that the suspect, Inusah Fuseini, aged 25-years who was met at the hideout was arrested for further interrogation while the body of the deceased suspected robber is being conveyed to Police Hospital Morgue for preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile, efforts are underway to arrest those on the run for interrogation.