The Ashanti Regional Police have gunned down 7 armed robbers today July 17, 2018, in a fire exchange at Manso, a suburb of Kumasi.
The seven out of the eight suspected robbers attack on July 11, reportedly led to the death of a Police Officer with the SWAT Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The deceased officer, Lance Corporal Daniel Teiku, was on duty with his colleague, Lance Corporal Eric Nsiah, when eight masked men attacked the vehicle they were travelling in at Ayirebikrom near Manso Nkwanta on July 11.
The bodies of the seven armed robbers have been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue.
Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Akwasi Mensah Duku, told journalists that police upon intelligence proceeded to Dome-Beposo, a village near Manso Nkwanta and retrieved four AK 47 assault rifles including those seized from the police officers.
Police also retrieved one G3, an SMG assault rifle and a Pump-action gun.
Other items retrieved include seven boxes of ammunition with each containing 25 rounds, 88 pieces of AK 47 ammunition and some clothes.