The Inspector-General of Police, Mr James Oppong-Boanuh has paid a visit to the family of Constable Emmanuel Osei of the National SWAT, who was murdered in cold blood by armed robbers who attacked a bullion van at James Town, Accra on Monday 14th June, 2021.
He paid the visit with members of the Police Management Board. He pledged the Police Administration’s resolve to bring the perpetrators to book.
The Police Service used the occasion to introduce the appointed police-family liaison officer for arrangements towards the burial of the officer. A psychologist has also been assigned to them.
Policeman and bystander killed in bullion van robbery attack
A policeman who was on escort duty has been killed by some armed robbers, Monday at Adedenpo near Jamestown in Accra.
Jamestown Police reported that the three armed men on two motorbikes number unidentified, attacked and robbed a Bullion Nissan Van with registration number GT 8592 W with the inscription Mon- Tran Company.
The policeman on-board was shot dead and the driver injured. The Jamestown District Police command rushed to the crime scene and found the said van parked in the middle of Adedenko metal market road with three door glasses shattered.
The body of the deceased no. 58449 G/constable Emmanuel Osei of the National SWAT was found in a pool of blood at the front seat.
The driver known only as Wisdom was not met at the scene. Onlookers led police to a wooden structure where the body of one Afua Badu aged about 40 was found lying in a pool of blood.
Spot enquires revealed she was pursued and shot at for raising an alarm. Police also located Grace Essel, one of the officials who escaped unhurt took refuge in the community.
The two bodies of the deceased have been conveyed to the hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
According to the Police, the robbers made away with the police AK 47 rifle and unspecified amount of money.