The Ashanti regional Police command on Thursday, December 2 2021 arrested two robbers and shot one other dead at Oseikrom.
According to the police, the patrol team responded to a distress call at about 7:30 am that a gang of robbers had attacked some miners near Oseikrom. While the Police were approaching, the gang opened fire on them. The police also returned fire leading to the death of one while the rest fled the scene.
At about noon the same day, two persons, Richard Nkrumah alias Paa Yaw and Alex Appiah alias Ameley, who were part of the robbery gang were arrested through an intelligence-led operation.
The two suspects led the Police to the crime scene where a pump-action gun leaded with five cartridges was retrieved.
During interrogation, the suspects mentioned one Emmanuel alias Awoloh, a driver of the miners, as the mastermind of the robbery operation.
Strenuous intelligence and operation efforts later led to the successful arrest of Awoloh. The three suspects, the police say, are now in custody assisting investigations.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Obuasi government hospital morgue awaiting identification and autopsy.