One shot dead, two arrested as police chase suspected robbers at Asuofia-Asamang

Some of the items retrieved by the police [Photo: Facebook]

A suspected robber was shot dead during a shootout with an armed gang on Thursday (October 13), police in the Ashanti Region have confirmed.

Two others were also arrested in the specialised intelligence operation carried out at Asuofia-Asamang in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District.

The deceased, who was later identified as Issaka Muniru was shot when he attempted to fire at the Police during the operation. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Police also succeeded in arresting two of his accomplices, Kwaku Boateng alias Form Noede and Kojo Gyamfi. The two are currently in Police custody and will be put before the court to face justice.

Police retrieved a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE pistol which was used to fire at the officers, and thirteen (13) rounds of live ammunition.

The deceased, Issaka Muniru and his robbery syndicate have been involved in a series of robberies within the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs for years.

Before his demise, Issaka Muniru was standing trial with three other accomplices Ernest Agyei Badu @ gangster, Rider, and MBY at the Nkawie Circuit Court for robbing one Pastor Emmanuel Barfour Awuah of Abuakwa Abakomadi at gunpoint on 26th May 2021 and making away with his two (2) gold wrist watches, mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money.

The deceased was granted bail by the court but he jumped the bail and a bench warrant was therefore issued for his arrest. His accomplices are still attending a trial at the court.

In another robbery where Issaka Muniru, now deceased, was named as the gang leader, three other members of his gang, Charles Kojo Fosu, Yaw Anim, and Paul Osafo were arrested by the police but he managed to escape. The three suspects have since been remanded into prison custody.

The Police have assured the public that they will continue to carry out their constitutional mandate of protecting life and property and maintaining law and order even at the peril of their lives.

It commended the team that worked on the operation for their dedication.


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