A group of gun-wielding men exchanged gunshots with the special anti-armed robbery squad deployed to the Eastern Regional Police Command.

The robbers shot at the bus carrying the policemen on the Ettukrom to Bunso Junction road in the Akyem Abuakwa North municipality.

The armed men, suspected to be armed robbers, shot into the windshield of the bus which was heading from Osiem to Bunso for deployment in the area, prompting a counter fire from service men around 10:30 p.m. last Monday.


Speaking to the Daily Graphic yesterday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh, said the armed men were on the road with the intention to rob moving vehicles before they encountered the police vehicle.

“The suspected armed robbers attempted to rob commuters on the said road and ended up shooting into the windshield of the police bus which was moving from Osiem towards Bunso. The police on board the bus also returned fire as a result,” he said.

DSP Tetteh said the suspected robbers dashed into the bush and escaped.

He said a search conducted by the police found no suspect and no trace of blood to indicate that any of the suspects were injured, although five spent shells of AK 47 rifle and one live round were found at the scene.

DSP Tetteh added that enquiry extended to nearby health centres revealed that no one reported with gunshot wounds.

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