An armed robber suspected to be involved in the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti region, Manso-mim, Mankesim, Prestea and Potsin, Blessing Stephen has been shot dead by the police.
He was shot when the police stormed a guest house where he was hiding at Spintex after the police had information of his whereabouts.
Two other suspects, Jessy Osas, aged 26 years, believed to be the accomplice of Blessing Stephen and one Godwin Hetor, aged 26 years, a receptionist at the Tonynam Guest House where the deceased and Osas were lodging have also been arrested.
According to the police, on 27/01/202, at about 11:03 hours, intelligence was received by Accra Regional Charlie SWAT Team that suspect Blessing Stephen, suspected to be a Nigerian and a notorious armed robber who is involved in series of robberies including the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti region, Manso-mim, Mankesim, Prestea and Potsin was hiding in a guest house at Spintex, a suburb of Accra.
Based on the intelligence, the police noted that DSP Oti Prempeh who is in charge of men from Charlie Swat Unit/Accra Regional Headquarters proceeded to the location.
The police stated that suspect, Blessing Stephen, now deceased on seeing the police, pulled a sigpro pistol loaded with four rounds of 9-mm ammunition but the loaded magazine fell off from the pistol.
“In an attempt to pick and refix the magazine, Police fired at him and he died instantly,” the police stated.
Meanwhile, the body of Blessing Stephen, the police say has been deposited at the Police hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Suspects, Jessy Osas and Godwin Hetor have been detained to assist investigation.
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