3 Grabbed over killing of two police officers at Gomoa Buduburam
A Graphic Online report indicates that three suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of two police officers at Gomoa Buduburam, near Kasoa in the Central Region on Wednesday afternoon.
The three suspects, all male are being held at the Kasoa Police station, Graphic Online has gathered.
The three suspects, all male are being held at the Kasoa Police station, Graphic Online has gathered
Their names are yet to be known.
The two police officers have been confirmed dead.
One died on the spot whilst the other was rushed to the police hospital in Accra in critical condition.
He also died later.
The shooting incident happened on Wednesday afternoon between the police and the assailants.
The Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Irene Oppong who confirmed the incident to Graphic Online said the incident happened around the Buduburam stretch of the Accra-Winneba road.
She said it happened during the usual checks by the Kasoa Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) and that the police signalled an unregistered vehicle to stop but the driver refused to stop.
She said the police gave the vehicle a chase but the occupants at a point began shooting at occupants of the police vehicle.
The police officers were hit.
Ms Oppong said the police mounted a search for the vehicle and its occupants.
Killed officer identified
Meanwhile, Graphic Online has gathered that one of the officers confirmed dead has been identified as Sergeant Michael Dzamesi.
Sgt Dzamesi and his team were said to have stopped the vehicle but the driver failed to stop.
They chased the recalcitrant driver, not knowing the said occupants of the vehicle were armed.
They opened fire on the police vehicle and Sgt Dzamesi lost his life in the process. The other officer was rushed to the police hospital in critical condition and died later.
Sgt Dzamesi after he was hit in the head, is said to have run into a nearby provision shop, ostensibly to take cover, but collapsed on entering the facility.