Sad Scene as Police kill suspected robber escaping from custody
A suspected notorious armed robber, Joseph Mensah alias Sharp, who attempted to escape from police custody has been shot dead, the police confirmed on Saturday (13 February).
The suspect had taken the police to a bush to identify a spot where he buried guns for his activities and attempted to escape
The suspect has been in custody since 10 February 2021 in connection with an attack on a bus carrying 15 staff of B5 Metals Company with an amount of GHS900, 000 meant for payment of wages.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to land guard activities and volunteered to take police investigators to Prampram to recover buried guns used by him and his colleagues for their activities,” a statement from the Ghana Police Service said.
It added: “On 12 February 2021, suspect directed police investigators to the said bush, where he attempted to escape but was shot by the police. He was taken to the Police Hospital but was pronounced dead.”
Meanwhile, the Tema Police Regional Command has assured residents in and around Tema of its readiness to fight crime and armed robbery.
It has therefore appealed to the public to volunteer credible information leading to arrest and prosecution of all suspected criminals.