An armed robbery suspect named Sulemana Alhassan has been shot in the face after he opened fire on police following their intervention to stop a robbery incident he and an accomplice orchestrated. The incident happened today July 13 as the robber, 35 and another suspect who were riding on a royal motorbike followed a victim they wanted to rob through the Amasaman to Nsawam road.
According to a police statement, the victim who was driving noticed from his rear view that the suspects were following him and parked closely to an unmarked car which unknowingly was being used by police to pursue the robbers. Suspect Sulemana Alhassan upon seeing the police opened fire which the police returned, shooting him in the face. His fellow suspect [whose name has not been given] who was carrying the 35 - year - old was also shot to prevent him from bolting with the motorbike. The police retrieved a Bruni MOD 92 foreign pistol loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, 20 Cedis, mobile phones and the royal motorbike with which they were using to carry out their unsuccessful operation. Sulemana Alhassan, known otherwise as MAN is believed to be connected to series of robbery incidents in Accra and Tema.
As part of the effort to fight crime, police continue to urge the public for information on suspected criminals and assure informants of the utmost confidentiality.
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