A police sergeant has been killed by suspected armed robbers at Sefwi Asempanye in the Sefwi Wiawso area of the Western North Region.
The policeman, General Sergeant Emmanuel Chikudoh was killed Tuesday morning [December 3, 2019] when his team which was escorting a bullion van to an ADB Bank branch at Sefwi Wiawso came under attack at Sefwi Asempanye.
According to a police situational report (SITREP) seen by Graphic Online, the incident happened at about 11:00 am on Tuesday.
The Acting Manager of the ADB Bank branch at Sefwi Wiawso reported to the police that their bullion van, a Nissan with registration number GT 9436-17, which was being escorted by a team led by Saviour Amuzu came under attack by two armed men.
The attackers were reportedly holding pump-action guns at the outskirt of 290 community near Sefwi Asempaneye.
According to the police SITREP, the team including General Sergeant Chikodoh was on its way to the Essam branch of the bank to escort cash to the Sefwi-Wiawso branch.
The police team which was dispatched to the area after the report on arrival discovered Sergeant Chikudoh with gunshot wounds on the head.
He was rushed to the St. John of God Hospital at Sefwi Asafo but died before arrival.
The body has since been deposited at the morgue of the hospital pending an autopsy.
According to the police SITREP, all other occupants of the bullion van escaped unhurt.
The deceased’s service rifle has since been recovered by the police and police have intensified patrols in the area and its environs with the hope of getting the culprits arrested.