Gunmen kill Ghanaian police officer in a fierce shootout

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A police officer, Lance Corporal Kingsley Boahen, has been shot and killed by armed gang at Mankessim in Ghana’s Central Region, officials say.

The incident occurred Wednesday dawn – hours after a fuel station attack at about 1am.

Dailymailgh understands that some officers were dispatched to the robbery scene at the Zen Fuel Station at Mankessim Estate following a distress call.

The yet-to-be identified gang fled the scene after engaging the police in a fierce gun battle injuring two out of the five officers who were onboard a Pathfinder with registration number GP 4994.

“Some of the bullets also hit the driver of the police vehicle G/L/Cpl Forster Sekyere and No 51906 G/L/Cpl Abdul Aziz Prince, a member of the team injuring them on their right upper arm and both lower sides closer to his ankles respectively”, an incident report read.

“The two injured officers are currently at the Mankessim Roman Hospital receiving treatment”, the statement further indicated.

Hours later, police had another distress call that a body of a man in plain cloth, had been found by the road side close to the robbery scene.

Police were dispatched to the area and identified Lance Corporal Kingsley Boahen, lying lifeless at the scene after sustaining gunshot wounds.

His body was later conveyed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy, police said.

Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Oppong said investigations have commenced into the incident.

It is believed that the suspects in the fuel station attack may have committed the crime.

Located in the Central Region, Mankessim appears to be gaining notoriety in what appears to be a new wave of crimes surging in the area.

Last year, a secret operative was shot and killed following a chieftaincy clash in the area.

Multiple arrests were made and at least 10 persons are standing trial in connection with the incident.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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