Bullion van heist: Whistleblower was chased by robbers and shot dead – Police

Three armed men on two motorbikes with unidentified registration numbers on Monday, 14 June 2021, attacked and robbed a Nissan bullion van with registration number GT 8592 W with the inscription Montran Company.

A policeman aboard was shot dead by the robbers.

The driver was left injured.

The James Town District Police Command rushed to the crime scene and found the said van parked in the middle of Adedenko metal market road with the glasses fo three doors shattered.

The body of the murdered policeman identified as Constable Emmanuel Osei of the National SWAT unit, was found in a puddle of blood at the front seat.

The police said the driver, known only as wisdom, was not met at the scene.

Onlookers led the police to a wooden structure where the body of one Afua Badu, about 40 years old, was found lying in a prone position in a puddle of blood.

The police said their enquiries revealed she was pursued and shot by the robbers for raising an alarm.

The police also located an official, Grace Essel, who escaped from the van unhurt and took refuge in the community.

She has been sent to the police hospital for treatment.

The two bodies have been conveyed to the police hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

The police said it is presently waiting for the arrival of the crime scene team from the headquarters for investigations to start and will visit the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where the driver of the van is alleged to have gone for treatment.

The police said they have gathered information that the robbers made away with the AK 47 rifle of the deceased policeman and an unspecified amount of money.


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