One of the two police officers who were shot at Lapaz in Accra by armed men has passed away.
“…One of the police personnel passed on while receiving treatment at the Police Hospital but the second is in a stable condition,” a statement signed by the Greater Accra Police Public Relations Officer, Effia Tenge stated.
The two persons were shot on Thursday by unidentified men who were on an unregistered motorbike and believed to be on a robbery mission.
“To facilitate their movement, the two suspects abandoned their motorbike, snatched an unregistered Ash Hyundai Elantra saloon vehicle and sped off towards Mallam junction direction.”
The police, who are currently on a manhunt for the suspects urged the general public to remain calm and support them in their effort to arrest the perpetrators.
This is contrary to earlier reports that suggested that the armed men were arrested by civilians and handed over to the Lapaz Police.
“The general public is hereby entreated to remain calm and support the police in their effort to arrest the perpetrators by volunteering useful information to police numbers: 18555, 0302787373, 0302773695, 03022773906,” the statement added.