Two armed robbers have been shot and killed by the police in the Upper West Region.
One suspect has been arrested but three of the suspected armed robbers are currently on the run.
The incident happened after the police engaged the robbers in a gun battle at Takpo in the Nadowli/Kaleo District.
The Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko, said they moved in after they had a distress call from the Assemblyman of the community regarding the presence of the robbers.
“When they [police] got there, the robbers had succeeded in taking an unspecified amount of money from one gold dealer named Beduma.
“And in the course of the robbery, they started firing indiscriminately and two persons were hit with a bullet; one died at the hospital and the other is responding to treatment,” DCOP Aboagye Nayrko said.
He added: “Fortunately for us, we were able to gun down two men and because of the [dark] nature of the forest, we went at dawn to retrieve the dead body.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana