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Minister of the Interior visits officer shot during the Caprice robbery

On Monday, December 12, the Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Derry, paid a visit to the police officer who was shot over the weekend during a shoot-out between the police and some of the Caprice armed robbers.

The purpose of the visit was to assess the officer’s condition and to wish him well.

The armed robbers shot the officer in the thigh during a special operation to apprehend them at their hideout.

The Minister also used the occasion to thank the police for their invaluable services to the country and to reassure them of his Ministry’s commitment to assisting the police in their fight against crime.

Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare, Inspector-General of Police, Commissioner of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye, COP/George Mensah, COP/Paul Manly Awini, COP/ Habiba Twumasi Sarpong, and other senior officers accompanied the Minister.

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Two armed robbers were killed and one was arrested in connection with a robbery attack at Caprice in Accra on Friday, December 9, 2022, in which a female victim was attacked, shot, and robbed.

Also read: Momo vendor shot at Gomoa Akotsi by armed robbers

Police intelligence operations have been ongoing since December 9th, 2022, and have taken the fight to the robbery gang at their hideout (name of location withheld for now).

The robbers engaged the police in a shootout, during which two were killed and one was arrested.

One police officer was shot in the thigh and is being treated in the hospital.

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