A police officer, Emound Kwakuvi, who’s stationed at Wechiau in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region has been shot by alleged armed robbers along the Wechiau -Tokali road.

The incident occurred Saturday night when he was reporting to duty at the DCE’s residence.

According to an eye witness report, the said officer came to buy mobile phone credit at Razak’s store in Wechiau and met one Agba, a civilian, and pleaded with him to give him a lift to his duty post, the DCE’s residence.

While on their way, they reportedly spotted two motor bikes on top speed coming towards them. The police officer, who sat at the back of the rider is said to have signaled the two oncoming riders with a flash light to stop.

The riders immediately upon noticing that the person at the back of the motor was a police officer immediately stopped, got off their bikes and the police officer also got down. Suddenly, the alleged robbers started opening fire on the police officer and in the process he sustained multiple gun shots.

The civilian who picked the police officer however managed to escape unhurt.

He rushed to town and reported the incident. People rushed to the scene and noticed that the armed robbers had already bolted and left a sack of live cartridges at the scene.

The officer was immediately rushed to the District Hospital in Wechiau but was pronounced dead by the medical officer of the facility upon arrival.

The mortal remains of the officer has since been transported to the Wa regional mortuary.