The public, especially those living in Bortianor in the Greater Accra Region, have been asked by the police to “report any individuals with gunshot wounds who may be seeking medical treatment”.
This follows a gun battle on Thursday, June 8 between officers of the anti-robbery and anti-landguard unit and some suspected landguards who had been terrorising residents and landowners in Bortianor and its surroundings.
The police said that when they visited the area for an operation targeting criminal elements involved in robbery and landguard activities, the suspects fired at them from their hideout.
The officers returned fire and injured five of the suspects who later died at the hospital.
The rest of the suspects escaped and are still on the run.
The police are appealing to residents to help them catch these suspects.
“Your cooperation will assist the police in taking immediate action,” the police press release said.
The police also said that they seized various weapons from the crime scene, such as: one AK47 Assault rifle, 10 rounds of AK47 ammunition, one pump action gun with nine rounds of BB cartridges, two pistols with 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one unregistered Toyota Tacoma pickup, four motorbikes, three (of which are unregistered), a knife and a pepper spray.