Two suspected armed robbers died after being shot by Ghana police on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Zenu, near Ashaiman.
In a statement published this Monday September 27, 2021, Ghana police announced that Joseph Dagodzo and Mujahid Abubakar, alias Sule died despite their admission at the hospital following the incident.
According to the statement, Police arrested Bukari Salifu, a 65-year-old suspected illegal arms dealer, and retrieved A Blow F9-22 Pistol, a locally manufactured pistol with two motorbikes.
“The deceased suspects were arrested when they attempted to rob motorists along the Koluedor – Sege Accra main road. During interrogation, they mentioned Bukari Salifu as the one who provides them with weapons for their robbery expeditions.”
“Under the pretext of aiding the Police to retrieve some weapons and assist in arresting their other accomplices, who had escaped from the scene, the two deceased suspects led the crime-combat Police team to the purported hideout of their accomplices in a bush near Zenu. There, the Police came under fire as the suspects attempted to escape,” the statement added.
“This was a highly trained crime-combat team and the officers returned fire. The suspect armed robbers were shot in the process and were rushed to the Police Hospital where they died”.
Their bodies have been deposited at the Police Morgue, while Police intelligence subsequently arrested, their said financier and supplier of weapons, Bukari Salifu.