The Inspector General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh has reminded the Association of Bankers to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting currencies by the close of June this year or he withdraws his officers from escort duties.
The reminder comes after a Police Officer escorting a bullion van was shot dead by armed robbers at Adedenpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra on Monday, 14 June 2021.
The IGP has directed the Director General Criminal Investigation Department to take over investigation into the attack.
Preliminary investigation shows that unidentified gunmen in a number of motorbikes cross the bullion van which was on a pay/collection errand and shot at the police officer who was on escort duty on the van, killing him instantly.
The armed men also fired sporadically in the air and the driver who sustained gunshot wounds according to the Police is responding to treatment.
However, a hawker was also killed by the armed men when one of two ladies on the bullion van stepped out of the van and run towards the deceased seller’s direction.
Both ladies on the van who are tellers of Mon-tran escaped unhurt but were sent to the hospital to be treated for trauma.
The Police have commenced investigations to bring the perpetrators to book.