A suspected armed robber was reportedly beaten to death in Alico, a suburb of Kasoa Ofaakor, located in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region. The perpetrator, believed to be in his late 30s, allegedly attempted to rob a group of individuals at gunpoint while they were en route to work at 4:30 am on Saturday.
Upon being accosted, the victims raised an alarm, which led to the robber’s apprehension while his accomplices managed to flee the scene. The suspect, identified as a local resident known as Kofi, was reportedly beaten to death by the group of individuals he had attempted to rob.
The Kasoa Ofaakor District Police Command has taken possession of the lifeless body and transported it to the police hospital mortuary. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
The incident highlights the dangers of armed robbery in the area, particularly during early morning hours. Residents are advised to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
While the use of force to defend oneself from an armed robbery is permitted under Ghanaian law, the police have urged citizens not to take the law into their own hands. Instead, individuals are advised to contact the authorities and allow the police to handle such incidents.
The police have also called on the public to assist in the fight against crime by providing information that can lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals. With the support of the community, the police can work to ensure that such incidents are kept to a minimum, making the area safer for all residents.
The Kasoa Ofankor District Police Command is encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police or report to the nearest police station.