Two suspected armed robbers have been gunned down by Police in the Bole District of the Savannah Region according to a report released by the Police Intelligence Directorate.
Below is the full report of the Police Intelligence Directorate.
POLICE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE, HQRS ACCRA (.) ROBBERY (.) SITREP (.)
On the 20/10/2021, a team of Personnel from PID led by DSP Oti Prempeh arrived in the Bono East Region and met with some informants at Kintampo.
The informants informed police on the suspects behind the recent Highway Robberies and Kidnappings within and around the Savana and Bono East Regions especially Bole, Banda Nkwanta, New Longlo and their adjourning communities.
Following the intelligence at Kintampo, the team proceeded to Sawla in the Savana Region, and while there, the team had tip of that, one Ali Igudu a notorious armed robber and the leader of the robbery gang in Sawla who together with
others robbed and murdered Alhaji Ousman Amadu at Nyameasikyire a village near Bole was hiding in a location and mobilizing other robbers to embark on another robbery along the Bole – Banda – Nkwanta Highway.
The intelligence also indicated that suspect Ali Igudu after robbing and murdering Alhaji Ousman Amadu, he also murdered Fuseini Galagala an informant who assisted police to kill one of his accomplice and arrested one other in that robbery and murder case .
The police team swiftly moved to the said location and arrested him. He told police on interrogation that the weapons they use in their robbery expeditions were with suspect Iddrisu.
He subsequently led police to arrest suspect Iddrisu an amputee at different location within Sawla. Suspect Iddrisu also told police that the weapons were with suspect Ali Dramani at Bole Sawaba.
The team proceeded and arrested suspect Dramani Iddi at Bole Sawaba and on interrogation he admitted and told police he had gone to hide the weapons at foot path at the outskirts of the Bole along the Bole- Banda-Nkwanta road due to their pending operation.
Whilst the police were escorting them to the said location to retrieve the weapons, their accomplices had information about the arrest and the presence of strange vehicles and became alert due to a call placed to them When the team got closer to the location, the suspects asked police to stop the vehicles and walk with them as the vehicles could not be driven through the foot pathwhen team escorting the suspects got closer to the location, their accomplices immediately opened fire on the police and in the midst of the confusion, the suspects who were leading police suddenly ran into a nearby bush in different directions.
The police tactically returned fire and in the process bullets hit suspects Iddrisu and Dramani Iddi who fell and bled profusely. The other suspects including suspect Igudu Ali however managed to escape into a nearby Bush.
Whilst the team was conveying the injured suspects to the Jemma Government hospital for treatment, suspect Dramani Ali mentioned his accomplices as Ali Igudu, and Iddrisu all Fulanis.
Suspects Iddrisu and Dramani Iddi were pronounced dead on arrival by Medical officers on duty at the Jemma Government hospital.
Bodies of the deceased suspects deposited at same hospital mortury for preservation and autopsy while efforts are being made to locate suspect Ali Igudu who escaped with gun shot wound for his arrest .
Exhibits to wit; talisman, one SAR 9 foriegn pistol was retrieved from scene and retained for investigation.
The general public is advised to report to the police any person(s) who may show up at any medical or traditional healing facility with gun shot wounds for treatment for his arrest and investigations.
The Regional Commander, Savana region and the Crime officer were accordingly informed .
Further developments would be communicated to you ,Sir .