Bullion van robberies: Four police officers, civilian charged and remanded
Their plea for bail was not taken after it was opposed by the prosecution, led by DSP Sylvester Asare, who argued that the police are still conducting investigations into the case.
The circuit court in Accra on Wednesday (9 March) remanded into police custody four police officers and a civilian arrested recently in connection with bullion van robberies in Ghana.
Their plea for bail was not taken after it was opposed by the prosecution, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Sylvester Asare, who argued that the Police Service is still carrying out investigations into the case and will require the assistance of the five accused.
Of the five suspects, two – Albert Ofosu and Affisu Yaro Ibrahim – have been charged with attempt to commit crime and robbery. The others – Richard Boadu, Razak Alhassan and Rabiu Jambedu – have been charged with abetment of crime and robbery.
The five were picked up at a hideout after a police intelligence-led raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman on Tuesday 8 March.
The case has been adjourned to Monday 28 March 2022.
Two officers killed
At least two policemen, believed to be members of a gang of bullion van robbers in Ashaiman, suburban Accra, have been shot dead, said an official statement issued on Tuesday (8 March).
Identified as Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and Corporal Stephan Kwaku Nyame, the two officers were killed during an exchange of fire with the police in Borteyman, near Ashaiman in Accra.