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Armed gang shoots military officer in dawn robbery attack at Suame

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A naval officer is on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) after he sustained gunshot wounds in a Tuesday dawn attack in Kumasi.

Police at Suame named the victim as AB1 Francis Afriyie, 29 — who is stationed at a Naval Base at Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana.

He had returned to Kumasi from Takoradi when the incident happened at about 3:25am local time.

According to the Police statement, the unidentified men laid an ambush and attacked the officer at Markro Junction, where the officer alighted.

Amidst firing of gunshots the attackers, numbering about three, made away with his handbag containing his uniform, ATM card and other documents.

“He was also shot at his left shoulder as the robbers snatched his Infinix Mobile device from him”,

A police source at the Suame District Command who confirmed the incident said “investigations have begun”.

The suspect, who is a scrap dealer, has since been remanded into police custody.

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