Two men have died as police and armed robbers exchanged bullets in the Savannah. About three days ago, Police from the Savannah and Bono regions joined hands to investigate the cause of several armed robbery cases that occur on the Bole – Kintampo highway and the Buipe highway. The intelligence unit of the Ghana Police in the mentioned regions came to Sawla after getting information that the leader of the robbery group lives there. They went to his house but did not find him there. They later got information on where he was hiding.
His name was given as Iddrisu Kunkuni. This man has one of his legs cut off. This according to reports happened as a result of armed robbery activities. He then hired men and trained them to take up the task of robbing and killing people on the highway. Another man who was with Iddrisu is Dramani Iddi. The two were arrested by the police and was asked to take them to where they had hidden their guns and other weapons. They escorted the Police to the Bole Bamboi highway where they had hidden their weapons.
When they reached a spot, they told the police that their car could not go anymore so they had to get down and walk. The Police complied and walked with them for short while and they heard gunshots from the bush. Not knowing the two arrested men, Iddrisu and Dramani had managed to call the boys they had trained that they had been arrested. The boys came to the hideout to attack the Policemen.
The Police then returned fire. The two arrested men also tried escaping but the police gunned them down and they died. The guys who were shooting at the police got injured but one managed to escape and the police are on the lookout for him. No Police officer was hurt and the deceased bodies have been sent to the mortuary.