Police officer shot dead by armed robbers

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A police officer has been shot and killed by suspected armed robbers

at Weija in Accra.

Constable Charles Akatta, said to be in his late 30's, sustained

gunshot wounds during a shootout with the gang of robbers.

The incident occurred at around 12am Wednesday morning near the West Hills mall.

He was rushed to the hospital but died shortly. His body has been

deposited at the Police Hospital morgue.

Brother of the deceased, Dominic Akatta expressed shock at the incident.

He disclosed that Constable Charles Akatta got married not too long ago.

Dominic Akatta called on the police administration to bring the

culprits to book.

Meanwhile, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP Christian

Tetteh Yohunu says two of the robbers died during the shootout.

He indicated that six others were subsequently arrested but four of

the gang members have escaped with gunshot wounds.

DCOP Tetteh Yohunu said the police will do everything possible to

arrest the four to face the full rigours of the law.

Credit: Adomonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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