A police officer in the Savannah Region has shot a masked man who allegedly attempted to rob a van full of assorted drinks at Tinga near Banda Nkwanta in the Bole District.
Seidu Salifu, 25, was shot in the ankle by a policeman who was escorting the goods on January 18 at about 12:00 p.m.
Two other accomplices managed to escape, the Savannah Regional Police Commander, DCOP Enoch Edutwum Bediako, who confirmed the incident to 3news.com said.
He said the Mercedes Benz van with the registration plate GX 5225-17 was carrying assorted drinks with a detailed police escort and “on reaching a section of the road, three armed masked men emerged from the bush and started firing at the van”.
The police officer on board van also returned fire and injured the suspect in the process.
“The two accomplices fled into the bush leaving Salifu to his fate,” the commander said.
An injured Seidu Salifu was subsequently arrested after the police officer called for reinforcement.
A search on him led to the retrieval of one locally manufactured short gun, one live cartridge, a mobile phone and 130 cedis.
According to the police, Salifu mentioned one Sumaila and Eliasu both residents of Bole as accomplices his accomplices.
He is currently receiving treatment at the Bole Government Hospital pending investigations.