Two police officers were killed by armed robbers in the Upper East, and the IGP has issued a bounty.

Two police officers were killed in a gun battle with a suspected robber in Zuarungu, Upper East region.

According to a police situation report:“On 15/11/2021 at about 2020 hours, there was a distress call to the Zuarungu District Command that there was an ongoing robbery at Zuarungu Market. Control was informed and while men were being mobilized to respond to the robbery, there was another distress call that two (2) policemen were shot dead.

“A team of Police officers led by the Bolgatanga Divisional Commander C/Supt/Dela Dzansi and the Regional Crime Officer Supt/Reuben Dugah proceeded to the scene of the crime and saw a burnt Service Motorbike No. GP 2311 packed by the road in front of a provision shop (.) Spot investigations disclosed that No. 56205 G/Const. Emmanuel Akowuah and No.57658 G/Const. Adam Suley with Service Rifle No. 79209 with 20 rounds of ammunitions were on the aforesaid Service Motorbike for their routine patrols and unexpectedly appeared at the robbery scene and they were fired at”.

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector-General of Police, has arrived in the Upper East region to assess the situation.

IGP Damapre has offered a GH50,000 reward for the capture of the armed robbers who shot and killed two police officers.


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