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30-Nov-2016  
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A Police officer stationed at Akwatia, Sergeant William Sowakpor, was killed last Thursday by a suspected armed robber he and his colleagues were trailing.
 
The robber allegedly ran over him with a vehicle at Awaham Junction on the Asamankese-Kade main road when the policeman signalled him to stop.

Briefing the Daily Graphic,  the Akwatia District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Francis Aboagye, said he had a tip-off  last Thursday afternoon that armed robbers had snatched a car, and were heading towards Kade with it.

He said he immediately despatched five policemen to trail the robbers and apprehend them.

Stolen vehicle

Mr Aboagye said the policemen saw the stolen vehicle at Awaham Junction around 4:30 p.m. and Sgt Sowakpor signalled the driver to stop.

He stated that for fear that he might be arrested, the driver of the stolen vehicle did not stop but rather ran over Sgt Sowakpor, killing him instantly.

According to Mr Aboagye, the other policemen gave the armed robbers a hot chase and managed to arrest one of the occupants of the stolen vehicle and also impounded it.

He, however, stated that the driver of the vehicle, who is believed to be the ring leader of the armed robbers, managed to escape.

The District Police Commander said the names of the captured robber and the driver on the run were being withheld for security reasons.

Mr Aboagye said when the vehicle was searched, armed robbery implements such as a hammer, machetes, as well as a quantity of stolen mobile phones, were found in it.    

He said the body of  the deceased had been deposited at the St Dominic’s Hospital Akwatia awaiting autopsy while the police had intensified their search for the other robbers.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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