Another police officer has died after he was shot by suspected armed robbers, as he attempted to foil a robbery attack at Kukuom in the Brong Ahafo Region. This is the second time such an incident has occurred in the region in barely two months.
Corporal Humphrey Lumor was shot and subsequently taken to the Goaso Government hospital for treatment but died a few hours later.
The robbers reportedly blocked a section of the Kukuom-Bibiani Road to steal from commuters. The Public Relations Officer of the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command, ASP Christopher Tawiah,told Citi News the armed robbers fired shots at Police officers who upon a tip off had come to rescue the victims.
“Armed robbers blocked a section of the road, that is from Kukuom to Bibiani road and started robbing. Later the Police had information and the patrol team started moving but when they arrived there, the robbers saw the Police and shot them quickly and one of them was actually wounded.
He was hospitalized at Goaso Hospital but unfortunately he died yesterday [Saturday] at the hospital, and his body is at the Police hospital morgue,” ASP Tawiah narrated.
ASP Tawiah appealed to the Roads and Highways Ministry to employ people to weed along highways, since most robbers hide in these weeds to attack commuters. “We have noticed that the armed men hide in these bushy areas to carry out their activities so we are appealing to the institutions concerned to clear the roads so that the place will be visible…”.
2 policemen, 3 others arrested in Kwame-Danso robbery
This is the second robbery in the Brong Ahafo Region, that has led to the death of an officer.
Two Police officers and three others were arrested in June by the Brong Ahafo Regional Police for aiding the robbery attack that led to the death of a Police constable in Kwame-Danso, near Atebubu.
The number brings to six those arrested, after the Police picked up the prime suspect on Sunday, June 12.