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Bullion van robberies: Two policemen shot dead; four other policemen arrested

The two policemen fingered in the recent bullion van robberies have been shot dead.

They were shot during a raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman on Tuesday (March 8, 2022).

Five other suspects in the bullion van robberies, four of whom are also policemen have been arrested and interdicted.

They are expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.

According to a police statement, there was an exchange of gunshots and the two policemen, No.58284 Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and No. 53549 L/Co Stephen Kwaku Nyame who had earlier 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 from the scene, the police statement signed and issued by the Director General of Public Affairs, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Kwesi Ofori on Tuesday night (March 8, 2032) said.

Below is a copy of the police statement

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.

During the raid at Borteyman near Ashiaman, there was an exchange of gunshots and two policemen, No.58284 Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and No. 53549 L/Co Stephen 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 where they were rushed for treatment.

Some other suspects believed to have sustained gunshot wounds managed to escape from 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 policemen involved have been interdicted and all the suspects, No. 58370 Const. Affisu Yaro Ibrahim, No 58355 Const. Richard Boadu, No. 58525 Const Rabiu

Jambedu, No. 58586 Const Albert Ofosu and suspect Razak Alhassan (a civilian) will be arraigned before court tomorrow Wednesday, 9th March 2022.

We are 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.

Source: Graphic online

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