The police have finally cleared the air on a viral report which saturated the social media landscape published by www.Ghbase.com on Tuesday, September 7.
In the said report, we said a group of armed robbers ran to the KFC branch in Osu to seek refuge after they were pursued by area boys.
This was after their robbery operation was foiled by the vigilant area boys who tried to lynch them but they ran as fast as their legs could carry them to KFC and begged the workers to call the police. Consequently, videos went viral on social media capturing gun-wielding personnel moving in and out of the KFC eatery at Osu.
We could not authoritatively vouch for the authenticity of the report and promised to furnish readers with any further development when it drops.
Hi @Brytneymar. KFC Osu was not robbed yesterday thankfully. An alleged suspect entered the restaurant, following which the police were called. The suspect was apprehended by the police and no staff or customers were injured during the incident. Thanks so much for the concern. ❤️ https://t.co/WvtsuZ8hKH
— KFC Ghana (@KFC_Ghana) September 8, 2021
However, from the press release in this new development, it has become apparent that it was only one robber who entered the popular eatery joint ostensibly to evade arrest.
The police stated thus; “With reference to an incident that occurred at a facility at Osu yesterday, Tuesday, 7th September 2021, the Police Administration wishes to bring to the attention of the public some facts.
“The anti-robbery unit of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police undertook an intelligent-based covert operations at Osu against the activities of some suspected criminals.
“The fallout from the operations was witnessed by some members of the public and no one was hurt neither was any property damaged in the process.”
News Release: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Undertakes Operations at Osu
With reference to an incident that occurred at a facility at Osu yesterday, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, the Police Administration wishes to bring to the attention of the public some facts. pic.twitter.com/vH4KiuQA3q
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) September 8, 2021