Two alleged leaders of several notorious armed robbery gangs in Ghana’s capital, Accra, have been killed, police said Monday.
Accra Police Commander, DCOP Fred Adu Anim, said security personnel had shot dead Ali Abass ‘Hero’ and Charles Donkor in two separate shootouts.
According to the police, the two were on the wanted list of the police for their alleged involvement in the Royal Motors robbery, Ashaiman fuel station robberies and a sexual assault.
Some of the weapons found on them included one SMG 2 Mart 4 Rifle, two Mark 2 rifles, one G3 219mm ammunition, one Mark 4 rifle, two maul Hammers among others.
In his address to the media, the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Anim narrated that a police team was dispatched to the area based on police intelligence at around 1am.
It was there the team intercepted a pickup Donkor was driving close to the Oyibi checkpoint.
The suspect was signaled to stop but he sped off, according to DCOP Anim’s account.
The police then followed in pursuit following which Donkor opened fire on them.
In the ensuing firefight, Donkor “sustained gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Police Hospital.”
Further intelligence led to the hideout of his accomplices at Dodowa Bawalashie where another firefight occurred.
It was in this shootout Abass was killed but the other suspects escaped.
The suspects are believed to be part of “notorious armed robbery syndicate operating between Tema and the Accra metropolis.”
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH