A Nigerian national has been shot dead after he allegedly stabbed some police officers at the Kwabenya Hills Valley police station in Accra, Ghana.
A statement issued on Saturday, January 29, by the Director-General, public Affairs of Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, said
the suspect identified as Hakimu stormed the Police station on Friday, January 28, 2022, and threatened to kill four persons who had reported him for fear of their lives.
He subsequently attacked the station officer on duty and the investigator with a knife and stabbed them multiple times in the head with a sharp knife for attempting to protect the victims from the violent attack.
Sensing that the lives of the Station Officer, the investigator and the three victims were in immediate danger, the police shot and killed the suspect.
The injured Police officers are currently responding to treatment at the police hospital while body of the deceased has been deposited at the police hospital morgue.
“On 21/01/22, Linda Akpor reported a case of threat of death against a Nigerian national now deceased Hakimu Friday who happened to be her co-tenant,” a police report said.
“Case under investigation. Then today, 28/01/22, now deceased Hakimu Friday threatened to kill Ikena Alozi and one Peter, both Nigerians and Richlove Kwabena Ahiavor, a Ghanaian. The three reported the case at Kwabenya Hills Police station.
“Whiles the complainants were with the investigator, D/L/Cpl Albert Azameti at the station the deceased entered the office with a sharp knife and threatened to kill anyone who confronts him.
“The deceased went straight to the station officer, Inspector Osei Yaw and stabbed him several times on the head and also caused damage to the office furniture. He later turned his attention on the investigator and punched him on the face injuring him as well,”
“Deceased also caused damage to other office and the glass doors and windows. Police in an attempt to immobilize the now deceased whilst trying to flee, he was fired upon and he died whiles being conveyed to hospital. Body deposited at the Police Hospital Morgue. The Kwabenya District Crime Officer has visited the scene to assess the situation.”