The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested three robbers and shot one other to death at Oseikrom after an intelligence-led operation on December 2.

In a press release on Saturday, the Police announced that the gang of robbers attacked some miners near Oseikrom in the early hours of Thursday.

After receiving a distress call on the incident, the Police approached the gang and engaged in exchange of gunfire with the robbers, leading to the death of one of them.

The deceased’s body has been deposited at the Obuasi Government Hospital morgue pending identification and autopsy.

“At about noon the same day, two persons, Richard Nkrumah alias Papa Yaw and Alex Appiah alias Ameley who were part of the robbery gang, were arrested through an intelligence-led operation.

“The two suspects led the Police to the crime scene where a pump-action gun loaded with five cartridges were retrieved.”

According to the Police, a driver of the miners, Emmanuel, was the mastermind behind the robbery operation.

Police shoot dead one robber, 3 others arrested in Ashanti Region
Police statement announcing the arrest

He was later arrested after strenuous intelligence and operational efforts. The three suspects are in the custody of the Police, assisting with investigations.

The release signed by the Director-General of Public Affairs for the Police, ACP Kwesi Ofori, assured the public and residents of the area of their resolve to weed out armed gangs in the area,” to ensure socio-economic activities are carried out in a peaceful and safe environment.”

“The Police administration would like to commend the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Mr Afful Boakye Yiadom and his team, especially the officers and men of the Obuasi Divisional Command for a successful operation.”

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