Preliminary investigations by the Police administration has established the involvement of two policemen, among a number of other suspects, in the robbery attacks on bullion vans in the capital.
Describing the latest development as a breakthrough, a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Alexander Kwaku Obeng, indicated that the discovery comes “after several months of painstaking intelligence-led operations at the highest level”.
The robbery incidents took place at Kingsway in February 2021, Baatsona (Spintex) in March 2021 and Jamestown (Adedemkpo) in June 2021. There was also attempted robbery at North Kaneshie (Industrial Area) February in 2022.
The statement further said that investigations were still ongoing, adding: “We expect to soon bring all culpable people to face justice.”
The Police also assured the public of further details about the issue as soon as possible, saying it would be done without compromising the ongoing investigations
“We wish to assure the general public that the Ghana Police Service will continue to work hard to rid our country of criminal activities that disrupt the peace and stability of the nation. We, therefore, call on all to support us in this endeavour,” the statement added.
Foiled attack on bullion van
Police in the Greater Accra Region last month thwarted an attempted robbery attack on a bullion van at the North Industrial Area.
The Service asked the public to volunteer useful information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits.
The attack came after a police officer and a civilian woman were shot and killed by armed robbers at James Town in Accra in a robbery attack on a bullion van last year.
The Ghana Police Service had threatened to withdraw its services if the banks failed to provide them with the necessary logistics to protect its personnel.