Police shoot two dead in Accra

The Police have shot two people, including someone they described as a murder suspect, dead at Nmai-Dzorn in Accra.

The police said the two were shot after they resisted attempts to have them arrested at about 1:30am on Thursday, Accra-based Joy FM reported.

At a news conference Thursday morning, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Afia Tenge, claimed that the two, Adisha Bagaje and Joseph Adjei, attacked the police team that went to arrest them with ‘machetes, knives and other offensive weapons’.

According to ASP Tenge, when the police officials realised that their lives were in danger, one of them, Sergeant Adorye opened fire on the two men, injuring them.

She said the two later died at the hospital.
ASP Tenge added that Sergeant Adorye had been detained by the police pending investigations into the matter.


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