Two armed robbers alleged to be Police officers who were involved in bullion van thieveries have lost their lives during exchange of firearms with some Policemen at Ashaiman in Accra.
Four other officers have also been arrested and will be appearing before court on Wednesday March 9, a Police statement said on Tuesday March 8.
“The police have carried out an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies.
“During the raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman there was an exchange of gunshot and two policemen, Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and Cpl Stephan Kwaku Nyame who had been arrested in connection with the bullion van robberies were shot and were pronounced dead on arrival at the Police hospital for treatment.
“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 Policemen involved have been interdicted and all the suspects will be arraigned before court tomorrow Wednesday 9th March 2022,” the statement said.
News Release; Update on Police Investigation into Bullion Van Robberies
The police have carried out an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies. pic.twitter.com/fAf3IJVoum
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) March 8, 2022
Earlier on the Ghana Police Service in a press release noted the number of Bullion Van thieveries in Accra including the ignominious James Town attack which led to the demise of an officer saying the public will soon be given the full details.
In June 2021 Police officer was shot dead by suspected fortified stealers in an attack on a bullion van at Adedenpo near James Town in Accra Monday.