Last week was a sad week in Ghana as armed men attacked a bullion van loaded with an undisclosed amount of money around Jamestown, in Accra. The robbers sadly succeeded in getting away with an unspecified amount of money and ended up murdering two people in the process, a police officer who was on an escort duty and a trader were all shot dead. The Ghana Police Service assured the general public that they will do their utmost best to bring the perpetrators of that heinous crime to book and it looks like they are making an effort.
(Photo) The murdered police officer, Emmanuel Osei.
The good news today coming from the camp of the Ghana Police Service is the arrest of 215 suspected people. It is imperative to note that none of them has confessed whatsoever of being involved in the bullion.van saga. They are just suspects as it stands now. In a press conference by held by the Accra Regional Police Command, they disclosed that these 215 suspected criminals were arrested after the police embarked on an intensify operation in Accra which begun on the 17th of June 2021 to the 20th of June, 2021. The age range of the suspected criminals in the custody of the police ranges from 17 to 52 years.
According to the Accra Regional Police Command, this operation was basically targeted in fighting street crimes. The country has been under a lot of insecurities lately with many reports of robberies across all part of the country especially in Accra and Kumasi. There have been an immense pressure on the government and the police to put measures in place to curb these recent robberies and insecurities in the country.
According to the statement put out to the general public today by the police said, it indicated the areas they focused their attention on in their pursuit to arrest criminals included; Amasaman, Korle-Bu, Nima, Tessano, Accra Central, Jamestown, Osu, Teshie, Madina, Baatsona and Lakeside. During the operation conducted by the police in these listed areas above, they were able to retrieve illegal drugs from the suspected criminals. 168 motorbikes in total too were ceased from these suspects. The police believes these motor cycles were used in robbing people.
According to the police statement, these arrested criminals are in custody undergoing screening for past crimes committed and also a possible connection and link to the recent robberies and insecurities in the country. We hope that the police will do their job well and have a positive results from these arrest.
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