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Police justifies ‘killing’ of 25-yr old Suspected Robber

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The Ghana Police Service has justified the shooting of a 25-year old suspected armed robber who, they claim, stole a lady’s handbag containing an iPhone, together with another accomplice.

The incident happened on Saturday, 5 January 2019 between 1 a.m. and 1.30 a.m. at Malik-Adjorman, a suburb of Teshie in Accra.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Efia Tenge “From the angle of the Police, a lady was attacked and her handbag, together with her iPhone were (sic) snatched from her by two guys, and that was in the late hours of Friday, 4th January 2019. She sought help from the Police snap checkpoint.

“There, she was handed over to a patrol team to assist her. Search efforts to arrest these suspects began until they came across these two young men on their robbery escapades, and in an attempt to demobilise them, the rider fell and escaped. The Police states that the deceased was not shot in any mistaken identity as it is being alleged or claimed by the family. Rather, he died through gunshot wounds he sustained from the Police after robbing the lady.”

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