Scene of the robbery

The 43-year-old man who was shot during a robbery incident at Buokrom Estate in Kumasi has died, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has said.

According to the Command, in the wee hours of June 1, four armed men on a motorbike attacked a non-bank financial agency and made away with ¢138,000.

ASP Godwin Ahianyo, the PRO of the Command, called on the public to assist them with information, so they bring the culprits to book.

“The armed men in the process shot a customer who was later identified as Collins Dapaah Hayford aged 43. The victim was rushed to the Manhyia Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival. His body has since been deposited at the Ebenezer Hospital Morgue pending an autopsy.

“Meanwhile, the police is picking some reliable leads that will help apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime. The command would like to inform the public through the media that all cases of crimes reported in the region are under investigation. Some are in court, and others are pending to be sent to court anytime soon,” he said.

ASP Ahianyo also told the press that four suspected notorious armed robbers in the region have been arrested and remanded into police custody.

“The suspects are Mustapha Adams 37, Ibrahim Adamu 39, Aseidu Ona Alas L.ion 33, and Mohammed Abubakar, 33. The suspects are in police custody assisting with the Police investigation. On March 25, 2021, one Emmanuel Antwi, aged 40 now deceased, was robbed of a Toyota Prado vehicle by three armed men,” he said.

According to him, the suspects were also responsible to other related robberies in the region.

“Investigation so far has revealed that the above-named suspects perpetrated that crime. Subsequent investigation has also established that these suspects are involved in many other robberies cases reported in the region” ASP Ahianyo.