Residents of Donkorkrom at Afram Plains in the Eastern Region on Thursday set ablaze a Police station in the area to protest the escape ofsome robbers who attempted to rob a GBC bullion van in the area. The Afram Plains District Police Commander, Superintendent Obeng Dompreh said the residents also vandalized another Police station at Tease.
“About the incident in Donkokrom, I learnt they put fire into the Police station but I don’t know the extent of damage. For that of Tease, they vandalized one of our cars and pelted stones at the officers,” he said. The Police Commander noted that the Eastern Regional Police command have sent officers from Koforidua to restore calm at the place.
The attempted robbery led to the death of the driver of the van after a heated exchange of gunfire between the police officer in the van and the suspects.
Though two of the suspects were captured and were to be conveyed to the Koforidua, the Regional Police Command, the Police are currently uncertain about their whereabouts. This compelled residents of the area to go on rampage in the area.
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