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General News Mon, 1 Sep 2008

Robber dies in exchange of gun fire with Police/Military patrol

Accra, Sept. 1, GNA - The exchange of gun fire between a

Police/Military team and some suspected armed robbers at

Darkuman in Accra at about 0100 hours on August 30 left one the

suspects dead, police said in Accra on Monday. The body of the suspect, which is yet to be identified, has been

deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary. Briefing journalists in Accra, Superintendent of Police Dennis

Abade, Regional Crime Officer, said on August 30 Moses Ashie,

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28, was driving a lady from Dansoman to Darkuman when three

armed men in another taxi cab trailed them unnoticed. He said as soon as the lady reached her destination and alighted,

two men armed with a machete and a pistol ordered them to lie on

the ground. The men further asked them to surrender their mobile phones

and they further collected 80 dollars, GHC 75.00 cedis, from Mr

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Ashie and sped off with his taxi cab. The crime officer said Mr Ashie reported the matter to the Police

at Kwashieman who quickly sent wireless messages around alerting

the Military/Police Patrol Team. Supt. Abade said at about 0230 hours, the patrol team spotted

the stolen car at Sukura but they were unable to make out the

members on board because the car had tainted glasses. He said immediately the occupants of the car noticed the

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presence of the Police/Military team, they reversed and sped off. The patrol team pursued them and when they were closing in on

them, the robbers opened fire. The patrol team returned the fire and

the robbers abandoned their vehicle. Supt. Abade said later during the day, the Police at Darkuman

discovered the body of a male adult with gun shot wounds

abandoned in Darkuman area. He said the unidentified body has been deposited at Police

Hospital Mortuary awaiting identification and autopsy. 1 Sept. 08

Source: GNA