Two policemen drown in Oda River while pursuing armed robbers


Two policemen have drowned in a river at Kobro village near Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region.







Lance Corporal Stephen Kyeremeh and colleague Amedius Akwesi Boateng, both of Obuasi District Police Command and two others identified as Sergeant Isaac Nyamekye James Ahiman who were on Obuasi – Dunkwa highway patrol duties upon distress call that some small scale miners had been attacked by armed robbers proceeded to Kobro.

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The officers in an effort to proceed to the scene hired a canoe to cross the Oda River to the site where the robbery attack was reported to have occurred but the robbers escaped upon seeing Police.






On their way back, the canoe on which all were on board capsized and the two sergeants managed to swim ashore whilst the other two Lance Corporals together with their service rifles are yet-to-be traced according to Detective Inspector Inkoom Isaac.

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