An armed robbery gang has been reported to have stormed a police station in Ghana to free a total of six inmates.
The robbery gang was reported to have stormed the Kwabenya District Police Headquarters in the early hours of Sunday to free six of their gang members who were being held in custody.
The operation however led to the death of a policeman on duty who was gunned down by the men.
One of the freed inmates, Chibuzo Akwuba, is a Nigerian while the remaining five persons are Ghanaians.
A police officer attached to the Greater Accra Regional Police and its Public Relations Officer, ASP Afia Tenge, confirmed the attack while revealing that a manhunt has been launched as a result of the attack.
She said: “The police is containing the situation, the situation is under control and we are doing everything we can to bring the perpetrators to book, to get them arrested. So for now, we have to assure the public that we are doing everything humanly possible to get these suspects arrested and also give the general public the needed security.”
In addition, Ghanaian media also reports that the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apietu; the Director of General operations, Dr. Dampare; the Acting Director General, CID, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwari Addo Danqauh; and the DCOP, George Mensah, have since the incident visited the scene to get first-hand information on the incident.