Police gun down armed robber; two others arrested
Police in Ashanti Region shot one armed robber and arrested two others at Asuofua Asamang through a specialised intelligence operation on October 13, 2022.
The deceased, later identified as Issaka Muniru, was shot when he attempted to fire at the police during the operation.
He was rushed to the hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police also succeeded in arresting two of his accomplices, Kwaku Boateng alias Form Noede and Kojo Gyamfi.
The two are currently in police custody and will be put before the court to face justice.
Before his demise, Issaka Muniru was standing trial with three other accomplices, Ernest Agyei Badu, Rider and MBY, at the Nkawie Circuit Court for robbing a pastor at Abuakwa Abakomadi at gunpoint on May 26, 2021, and making away with two (2) gold wrist watches, mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money.
Police retrieved a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE pistol which was used to fire at the officers, and 13 rounds of live ammunition.
The deceased, Issaka Muniru, and his robbery syndicate have been involved in a series of attacks within the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs for years.
In another robbery where Issaka Muniru, now deceased, was named as the gang leader, three other members of his gang, Charles Kojo Fosu, Yaw Anim and Paul Osafo, were arrested by the police, but he managed to escape. The three suspects have since been remanded into prison custody.
The police, in a statement released after the operation, applauded the Ashanti regional command for the operation.
“We commend the Ashanti Regional Police Command, especially personnel of the Regional Intelligence and Operations teams who conducted the operation. We would like to assure the public that we will continue to carry out our constitutional mandate of protecting life and property and maintaining law and order, even at the peril of our lives.