Ernest Akorli, a young man who police described as a notorious armed robber was shot dead at Kwayease, suburb of Yeji in the Bono East Region after he raped and shot a young lady to death.

Police said the man, also known as Jerigoji had been terrorising the people of Yeji for a long time.

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Last Wednesday, the deceased armed robber hijacked and intercepted a 20-year old lady who was walking with her boyfriend. Ernest Akorli tied up the lady’s boyfriend and proceeded to rape the lady. He shot the lady in the head after the sexual assault.

Ernest went into hiding after the crime. Police received intelligence on the whereabouts of the armed robbery. A team was dispatched to effect his arrest on Monday.

Ernest bolted when the Police arrived at his hideout and opened fire on the police. The police pursued him and returned fire shooting him to death.

The people of Yeji jubilated after hearing that the notorious armed robber, Jerigoji was shot dead by the Police. The Yeji District Police Commander issued a strong earning to other criminals in the area to exist from their criminal acts.



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