The Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante Apeatu, yesterday paid a visit to four policemen who had been shot by suspected armed robbers last Saturday night at
Sukura-Zabrama Line, a suburb of Accra .
The delegation, including other top officials of the Ghana Police Service, also took time to interact with two other people, an elderly woman and a 24-year-old man who were caught in the crossfire between the policemen and the unidentified suspected robbers, and got injured in the process.
Although the identity of the civilians
They were attacked at approximately
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As of the time of filing this report, three of the policemen, namely
One of the civilians, the 24-year-old man, had also been treated and discharged from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Speaking to journalists after the visit, Mr Ambrose Dery commended doctors at the hospital for attending to the wounded civilians and policemen on time and urged the public to provide reliable information which could lead to the arrest of the suspects.
Briefing the Daily Graphic last Sunday, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr George Alex Mensah, said the policemen were shot at by a member of a group of young men suspected to be armed robbers.
He said the policemen came across the suspected robbers and one of them opened fire without any warning, shooting the policemen at close range.
The policemen sustained
Mr Mensah said the driver of the police vehicle, Sergent Ebenezer Danso, went to the rescue of his wounded colleagues and rushed them to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
He explained that the elderly woman sustained injury when she attempted to escape from the scene during the shooting but fell into a gutter and broke her leg.