4 Policemen Arrested Over Bullion Van Robberies
Four police officers have been arrested in connection with an “ongoing intelligence-led police investigation” into certain recent bullion van robberies in Ghana, according to the Ghana Police Service.
Authorities have also apprehended another civilian suspect, while five other civilian suspects have gone into hiding, according to the police.
In a statement, the police also revealed that two more police officers were killed in a raid in Borteyman, near Ashaiman, during a gunfight.
Constable Reindolph Ansah and Lance Corporal Stephen Kwaku Name are the officers who died.
The police said in a statement signed by DCOP Kwesi Ofori, Director-General of Public Relations, that the arrested officers have all been interdicted and would appear in court on March 9, 2022.
“During the raid at Borteyman, near Ashaiman, there was an exchange of gunshots and two policemen, No. 58284 Constable Reindolph Ansah and No. 53549 Lance Corporal Stephen Kwaku Name 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. Some other suspects believed to have sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape the scene. Further investigations have led to the arrest of five other suspects, four of whom are policemen. We are pursuing five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding,” the statement read.