The Ghana Police Service has disclosed some Police Officers who reportedly involved in the recent bullion van robberies in some parts of the country.
In an update, the Police Administration said, an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies have been carried out.
According to Police, during the raid at Borteyman near Ashiaman, there was an exchange of gunshots and two policemen who had been arrested in connection with the Bullion Van Robberies, were shot and were pronounced dead on arrival at the police hospital where they were rushed for treatment.
The Police Officers shot dead are;
1. No.58284 Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah
2. No. 53549 L/Cpl stephen Kwaku Nyame
The Police Service report again said, some other suspects believed to have sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape from the scene.
Meanwhile, further investigations have led to the arrest of five other suspects, four of whom are policemen.
The policemen involved have been interdicted and all the suspects are;
1. No. 58370 Const. Affisu Yaro lbrahim
2. No 58355 Const. Richard Boadu
3. No. 58525 Const Rabiu
4. No. 58586 Const Albert Ofosu
5. Razak Alhassan (a civilian)
The statement issued by DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the Director-General of Police Service Public Affairs said, they are pursuing five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding.
The statement also said, Ghana Police Service, after several months of painstaking intelligence-led operations at the highest level, has made a major breakthrough in the investigations into multiple Bullion Van Robberies recorded in the Greater Accra area.
1. Kingsway, in February 2021.
2. Dddisona ( Spintex), in March 2021
3. Jamestown (Adedemkpo), in June 2021
4. Attempted robbery at North Kaneshie (Industrial Area) in February 2022.
The Police Administration wishes to assure the general public that they will continue to work hard to rid the country of criminal activities that disrupt the peace and stability of the nation.
They are also appealing to the public and health facilities within the Accra-Tema area to report to the police if they find any persons with gunshots wounds.
“We want to assure the public of our determination to continue to take the fight to criminals to ensure the safety and security of all persons. We urge anyone with relevant information to contact the nearest police station. We can win this fight if we work together.” The statement said.