A Police officer in North East Region has been interdicted by the Police Administration. This comes after inspector Felix Beckley was arrested for assisting a robbery suspect to acquire an illegal firearm.
Preliminary investigation into the case showed that the inspector used his position as a police officer to facilitate the licensing of a pump-action gun found in the possession of the robbery suspect Adam Musah, while the gun was still in the custody of the police.
According to a police statement from the North East regional police commander DCOP Kwadwo Antwi, the arrested officer has also been interdicted under regulation 105 of the police service regulations 2012 CI 76 while the criminal matter continues.
In another development, two suspected robbers have been gunned down by police officers. This was after a shoot-out on the Ofankor-Achimota main road in the Greater Accra Region.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge narrated that happened.
“On September 29, 2020, around 10: 30 pm, a gentleman was attacked by two unidentified men on a motorbike on his way to his residence at Tantra Hills in Accra. The two who were on a motorbike chased him to the front of his gate. They then pulled a knife on him and ordered him to surrender every valuable on him. The riders sped off with the victim’s Samsung phone and GHS 800.00 cash. The victim immediately called on the Mile 7 police for assistance.”
“The two were later spotted at midnight around the St. John’s Senior High School (SHS) on the Ofankor-Achimota Main Road. Upon seeing the police, one of the suspects pulled out a pistol on the police. The police, however, detected this earlier and gunned them down before he could pull the trigger,” she added.
The police found a pistol with 7 rounds of ammunition and cash on them as well as the Royal Motorbike.
Both bodies have been deposited at the Police Hospital for preservation, identification, and autopsy.
The victim however has identified them as the robbers.