A police officer has been shot dead at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central region.

The officer Lance Corporal who was in plain uniform was gunned down in cold blood on his way to the office.

The attack on him follows a shoot out between the police and some armed robbers who had attacked a fuel station in the town called Zeen Fuel station on the same day around 12am.

The police was called in to save the situation as the armed robbers retreated.

They, however, emerged from a nearby bush around 4 am,killing the police officer who was on his way to work.

The killing of the police officer has prompted suspicions that the robbers were likely to be town folks thereby being able to identify an officer who was not in uniform and killing him in the process.

The body of Lance corporal has since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Morgue with the police intensifying their search for the perpetrators.

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