In Eastern Region Policeman crushed to death by alleged robbers

The deceased, Sergeant William Sowakpor was allegedly run over by the robber with a vehicle at Awaham Junction on the Asamankese-Kade main road when the policeman signalled him to stop.

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A Police officer stationed at Akwatia was killed last Thursday by a suspected armed robber he and his colleagues were trailing.

The deceased, Sergeant William Sowakpor was allegedly run over by the robber with a vehicle at Awaham Junction on the Asamankese-Kade main road when the policeman signalled him to stop.

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The Akwatia District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Francis Aboagye told The Daily Graphic that the police had a tip-off last Thursday afternoon that some robbers had snatched a car and were on their way to Kade.

He said when the police arrived at the scene, they saw the stolen vehicle at Awaham Junction around 4:30 p.m. and Sgt Sowakpor signalled the driver to stop.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, however, refused and instead run over Sgt Sowakpor, who died on the spot.

The police, he said, however, chased the robbers and managed to arrest one of them. The driver, who is believed to be the ringleader, managed to escape.

ASP Aboagye said when the vehicle was searched, the police retrieved armed robbery implements such as a hammer, machetes, as well as a quantity of stolen mobile phones.

He said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the St Dominic’s Hospital Akwatia awaiting an autopsy.

The police have, however, launched a manhunt for the other robbers who escaped.

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