At least four police officers have been arrested in Ghana in connection with alleged bullion van robberies. Two other police officers were shot…
1 min read 09/03/2022
At least four police officers have been arrested in Ghana in connection with alleged bullion van robberies.
Two other police officers were shot dead by officers of the Ghana Police Service during the arrest.
The Ghana Police Service announced the arrests in a statement dated March 8, 2022.
According to the statement signed by Director-General, Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the “carried out an intelligence-led raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies.”
It added that “during the raid at Bortyman near Ashiaman, there was an exchange of gunshots and two policemen, No.58294 Constable Randolph Gyimah-Ansah and No.53549 L/Cpl Stephen Kwaku Nyame who had been arrested in connection bullion van robberies were shot and were pronounced dead on arrival at the police hospital where they were rushed for treatment.”
It added that “some other suspects believed to have sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape from the scene.”
According to the statement, further investigations have led to five other suspects, four of whom are policemen.”
The Police Service added in the statement that “We are pursuing five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding.”
In 2021, a police officer assigned to a bullion van said to be transporting cash for a bank was allegedly shot dead when armed robbers attacked the van in Korle Bu, a suburb of Accra.
Prior to the deadly robbery in Korle Bu, another bullion van was attacked by armed robbers in the Eastern Region and a police officer who was escorting the van was also allegedly killed by the robbers.