The police have killed a 30-Year-Old highway robbery suspect in a cross-fire encounter at Danniwuri in the Sawla Tuna Kalba District of the Savannah Region.
The other four suspect robbers involved are on the run. The incident occurred around 1:00am.
According to ASP Adjei Degraft –Armah, the Police at the Tuna duty checkpoint, got information that some robbers had blocked the road at the outskirts of Danniwuri, a suburb of Tuna and were robbing motorists plying the route.
He added that two of the duty men responded and boarded one of the passenger cars to the scene. The suspects, upon seeing the vehicle, opened fire so the Policemen returned fire and gunned down one of the suspected robbers, killing him instantly while the rest managed to escape into the bushes.
“At times, some of the Drivers, including those Cargo Truck Drivers who were robbed today, will by-pass the checkpoint and say that they want to sleep in the next village but before you realise, they will be continuing the journey and when the robbers see such trucks, they know that they don’t have Police escorts” ASP Adjei Degraft – Armah explained.
Six other victims, 4 females and 2 male drivers who chanced on the scene and were robbed, have since written and submitted their statements to the Sawla Police.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Sawla Hospital morgue pending identification and autopsy.