A suspected armed robber, Lattif Bazua, who is said to have been terrorizing business people in the mining areas of the Talensi District in the Upper East Region, was found dead in front of a compound house in Zuamina, after he and his two colleagues had allegedly stolen a quantity of gold and some amount of money at gun point on April 25, 2015.
It is believed that the notorious armed robber was accidentally shot and killed by his colleagues after they had left the house with their booty. The victim of the robbery suspects that the deceased robber was accidentally hit by one of the two bullets they (robbers) fired to scare people off, while they were running out of the community.
Police found an AK 47 assault rifle with 32 rounds of live ammunitions by the dead body, an unregistered motorbike which he might have gone for the operation with was also found a distance away from the body, as well as two empty bullet shells believed to be the two warning shots fired by the robbers.
The Upper East Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Alex Frimpong in an interview, expressed some excitement over the retrieval of the AK47 from the public.
Narrating the incident, the Crime Officer said the female victim of the robbery had purchased some quantity of gold with an amount of GH¢5,000.00 meant for a gold business. She got home only to be attacked and robbed in the night.
The Crime Officer believes that, the robbers might have been hinted of the money and the gold on the woman, hence the attack and subsequent robbery.
Source: Daily Guide
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