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In Upper West Police officer shot dead in Wa

Constable Edmund Kokoviwas was returning from duty on a passenger motor bike when he encountered the robbers who were from a robbery operations on a motor bike.

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play Constable Edmund Kokoviwas was returning from duty on a passenger motor bike when he encountered the robbers who were from a robbery operations on a motor bike.

A police officer in Wa in the Upper West Region has been shot dead by armed robbers, the police administration in the region say.

Constable Edmund Kokovi was returning from duty on a passenger motor bike when he encountered the robbers who were from a robbery operations on a motor bike.

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Narrating how the incident happened to Accra-based Citi FM, the crime officer for the Upper West Regional Police Service, Supt. Alhaji Fuseini Musa Awenaba said the police officer flashed his torch light on the robbers to slow down because they were speeding.

"But instead of slowing down, the two motorbikes got ahead him and he got down to warn them. As soon as he got down one of suspects fired him from the bush because they saw that he was a Policeman," he narrated.

He continued: “The person who picked him sensed danger so he turned and came back to the Police to alert his colleagues to go to his aid.

"But when they got there he was lying down in a pool of blood. They rushed him to the District hospital and he was confirmed dead.

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"As at now the body has been deposited at the Wa Regional Hospital mortuary for autopsy and preservation."

The suspected robbers absconded after committing the heinous crime.

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