The police in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, October 13 arrested two armed robbers after a specialised intelligence operation.
One other robber attempted to fire at the police but he was overpowered by returned fire, leaving him dead upon arrival at the hospital.
According to a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the deceased, whose name was given as Issaka Muniru, was wanted after jumping bail at the court.
He had led a gang to rob a pastor of his two gold watches and mobile phones on May 26, 2021.
“The deceased was granted bail by the court but he jumped the bail and a bench warrant was therefore issued for his arrest,” the police statement said.
“His accomplices are still attending trial at the court.”
In another robbery instance, he was arrested among four “but he managed to escape”.
The three suspects have since been remanded into prison custody.
The police commended the Ashanti Regional Police Command, especially personnel of the Regional Intelligence and Operations teams, for leading 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.”