Police in the Eastern Region have arrested two suspected armed robbers after their robbery operation on the Bunso-Oseim highway.
The two, Haruna Amadu and Joseph Nyira, both aged 25, are alleged to have attacked and robbed some tomato traders who were aboard a KIA Rhino truck with registration number GC 328-11.
The truck was travelling from Akyem Begoro in the Eastern Region to Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region, when they were attacked around 4:00am on Sunday June 6, 2021, at Bunso Site 2.
“They robbed the five female traders of their monies and bags at gunpoint. One of them also shot one of the traders called Victoria in the head, killing her as a result,” the police said.
Following the operation, the two armed men run into a nearby bush, but were smoked out by police officers who swiftly came in after learning of the attack.
With the support of some community members, the two were arrested.
Police say they retrieved guns and some of the items stolen from the victims.
“Items retrieved from the suspects include two unregistered single barrel shot guns, a machete, bags, voter ID Cards and assorted mobile sim cards some of which belonged to the victims. Suspects and exhibits are in the custody of the Police, pending processing for Court,” the police added.