The Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ghana Police Service in the Ashanti Region has killed five suspected armed robbers in a gun battle at Bakoye New site in the Obuasi Municipality of the Ashanti Region Thursday dawn.
The incident occurred when six suspected armed men attempted to attack a mining dealer in the aforementioned community. However, luck eluded them as the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Regional Police Command raided the area upon a tip-off. The police stormed the community on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, but the operation ended in the wee hours of today, Thursday, 6th January 2022.
According to a police source, the armed robbers emerged and started firing shots at the police. He said, the police also returned fire and in the process, overpowered the robbers, killing five of the six robbers. The remaining one is currently at large and wanted by the police. The five dead bodies have been conveyed by the police team to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), for preservation and identification.