1 Person Killed At Okponglo After Scary Public Shootout Between The Police And Armed Robbers Today

Ghana Police
A police armoured tank barricades the main road leading to the headquaters of the Ghanaian Electoral Commission before the commission announced the final results of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Accra on December 10, 2008. The country's security forces said they were stepping up security as part of its post-election plan to keep law and order -- mounting check points along main streets in the capital and increase joint police and military patrols, said police spokesman Kwesi Ofori. AFP PHOTO PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Today, residents of Okponglo in Accra experienced a Hollywood style police versus armed robbers shootout.

According to a tweet by sports journalist, Thierry Nyann, there was a massive shooting incident involving armed robbers and the police at Okponglo this afternoon.

In an attempt to arrest the armed robbers, the police had mounted a fierce chase. However, in their haste to also run away from the police, the armed robbers knocked down a hawker who died instantly.

“Guns and bullets spreading on the streets. This is terrible” the journalist wrote.

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