The Regional police has gunned down a suspected highway robber and arrested two others in an operation on the Spintex Road in the Greater Accra region.
Blessing Stephen about 38 years died from gunshot wounds he sustained in a capture operation at Tonynam Guest House at Spintex, a suburb of Accra, on 27 January 2021, at about 11: 30 am.
The deceased has been active in his evasive tactics and been on police surveillance for the past two years, DSP Afia Tenge, Public Relation Officer Accra Regional Police Command said.
“Blessing Stephen, a Nigerian, an ex-convict and a notorious armed robber who usually operates among a gang of six, has been involved in series of highway robberies, bank robberies and attacks on bullion vans including the recent bullion van robbery and killing of a policeman at Adansi Nyankomasu near Adansi Tewobabi in the Ashanti region, Manso-meam, Mankesim filling station, Tarkwa- Prestea Highway robbery, and Gomoa –Potsin,” the Police noted.
Suspect Jessy Osas aged 26 years, believed to be his accomplice and one Godwin Hetor aged 26 years, a receptionist at a Guest House where the deceased and his accomplice were lodging were also arrested.
The two are in police custody assisting police in investigation.
A pistol and 4 rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the deceased.
Body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police hospital's mortuary for preservation and autopsy.