A suspected Nigerian armed robbery kingpin, Blessing Stephen, has been killed by the Accra Regional Police Command while two others were arrested in Spintex Road, in Accra, Ghana.
The 38-year-old died from gunshot wounds he sustained in the capture operation at a guest house at Spintex, on January 27, 2021, at about 1130 hours.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Command, while speaking with the Ghana News Agency noted that Stephen had been active in alleged criminal activities and evasive, and has been on police surveillance for some time now.
“Blessing Stephen, a Nigerian, an ex-convict and a notorious armed robber, who usually operates among a gang of six, has been involved in series of highway robberies, including bank robberies and attacks on bullion vans.”
She further stated that Jessy Osas, believed to be his accomplice and one Godwin Hetor, a receptionist at a guest house, where the deceased and his accomplice were lodging, were also arrested.
DSP Tenge said the two are in police custody assisting in the investigation.
She said a pistol and four rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the deceased.
DSP Tenge said the deceased’s body had been deposited at the Police Hospital’s mortuary for preservation and autopsy.