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Police place GHS20,000 bounty on James Town ‘bullion van’ robbers

The Ghana Police Service has placed a bounty of ¢20,000 on gunmen who shot to death a police officer and an eyewitness, during a robbery incident involving a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra on Monday.

This was disclosed by the Director of Public Affairs of Police, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman.  the Service’s Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman stating that although they are working earnestly to apprehend the criminals, they are calling on the general public to give information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits to receive the reward.

She also added that the police will protect informants who provide credible information to them.

“The police continue to encourage the public to be on the lookout for the perpetrators of the heinous crime that occurred at James Town, Accra.”

“The Inspector-General of Police has announced a reward of GHS20,000 to any person who gives credible information to the police for the arrest of the perpetrators. In this regard, we assure informants of utmost protection of their identities.”

On Monday, June 14, 2021, a police officer, Emmanuel Osei, and a hawker, Afua Badu, were attacked by a gang of armed robbers who trailed a bullion van in a taxi and on a motorbike and upon arrival at a less crowded location, fired indiscriminately, killing them instantly.

The driver of the vehicle was severely injured and was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment. According to the doctors, the driver is responding to treatment.

Earlier, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, assured the family of the victim that the perpetrators of the heinous crime will be brought to book.

He gave the assurance after he led a team of senior officers to commiserate with the family at Millennium City in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

According to him, the police will get to the bottom of the matter.

“We are investigating. I have instructed the CID to take over the case, and that is the level of seriousness we have attached to the case. So they have started investigations. And as I have indicated, we will definitely get them [perpetrators].”

 

By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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