The operation, aimed at apprehending a criminal gang involved in multiple robberies, had been ongoing for some time.
In a statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Director of Public Affairs, it was reported that on Saturday, December 16, 2023, two members of the criminal gang were successfully arrested. Efforts to apprehend the remaining suspects were still in progress.
Tragically, during the morning operation, an unintended consequence occurred when a stray bullet struck a woman. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The statement conveyed that the leadership of the Police Service had visited the bereaved family and pledged ongoing support during this difficult time. It concluded by expressing the Police Service's deepest condolences to the family.