The Ghana Police Service says four robbery suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on a mining site at Fenaso Ketewa near Obuasi, Tuesday, June 2, 2022.
“The robbers, armed with pump-action guns attempted to rob the miners of some gold ore but they were unsuccessful. They, however, were able to make away with fifty litres of diesel.
“A special intelligence-led operation conducted by the Police led to the arrest of suspects, Porideme Moses, Boadi, Agya Owusu and Osofo at their hideout. One other suspect, Mallam, who opened fire on the Police team sustained gunshot wounds and died upon arrival at the hospital,” the Police explained.
Items retrieved from them include a locally manufactured pistol, a pump-action gun, nine (9) BB live cartridges, eight AAA live cartridges and fifty litres of fuel.
All the suspects are in custody and will be arraigned to face justice.
“We wish to assure the public that we will continue to work hard to ensure the safety and security of all,” the police concluded.