Armed robbers have shot and killed one police officer, L/CPL Babah, on the Adansi Fomena road. According to police sources, they made away with an amount of GHC500,000 in the bullion Van, plus one AK 47 rifle. A police report on the incident described it as “robbery and murder” and mentioned the date as of January 19, 21. It happened at about 10:30 am at Adansi Nyankomesu in the Ashanti Region.
The report said, “about ten young men unmasked wielding assorted guns, including AK 47 rifles attacked and robbed a white bullion Van with registration No. GT 543-19 from Ghana Commercial Bank, Dunkwa to New Edubiase, fired indiscriminately from the rear and facing the van.”
The robbers attacked the Van on the section of the road between Obuasi and Asokwa Junction at the outskirts of Adansi Nyankumaso Community. They made away with five hundred thousand cedis and shot L/CPL Babah leaving him to die.
The van was driven by Eric Amoah and Emmanuel Boateng, also an escort. Both men are personnel of the Delta Security Services. They are currently receiving treatment at the Anglo Ashanti Hospital, Obuasi. The driver handed over keys to the robbers to have access to the money in the Van upon demand.
The robbers after killing the said police escort took away his AK 47 S/rifle with 20 rounds. The body of the deceased now lying at peace land morgue awaiting to be conveyed to Police hospital, Accra for preservation and autopsy.
Obuasi Divisional Commander, C/Supol Nyaaba in charge of officers and men, Fomena District Commander in charge men and Anti Robbery Squad from Regional headquarters Ashanti are on manhunt in various directions.