A stray bullet from the police during an anti-robbery operation killed a woman on Saturday, December 16, in Pigfarm, Accra, Ghana Police Service has s
A stray bullet from the police during an anti-robbery operation killed a woman on Saturday, December 16, in Pigfarm, Accra, Ghana Police Service has said.
It says the woman was declared dead after arriving at the hospital.
Police said in a statement that the woman was killed by accident on Saturday morning during a raid to capture two people who were allegedly part of a gang connected to several crimes.
The Police administration has visited the family of the deceased, with a promise to offer the required assistance.
Below is the statement from the police:
The Police express deep sadness as they commiserate with the family of a lady who lost her life in the course of an anti-robbery operation conducted at Pigfarm, a suburb of Accra.
The ongoing operation targets the arrest of a criminal gang associated with numerous robberies.
On Saturday, December 16, 2023, the Police successfully arrested two members of the gang, and efforts continue to apprehend the remaining suspects.
Unfortunately, during the Saturday morning operation, a stray bullet accidentally struck a lady. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The body has been deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The leadership of the Police Service has visited the bereaved family and remains committed to supporting them through these challenging times.
Once again, we extend our sincerest and deepest condolences to the bereaved family.