At least two policemen believed to be part of a gang of bullion van robbers at Ashaiman in Accra have been shot dead, an official statement on Tuesday (8 March) said.
Identified as Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and Cpl Stephan Kwaku Nyame, the two were killed during exchange of fire with the police in Borteyman near Ashaiman in Accra.
Four other officers have also been arrested and will be appearing before court on Wednesday 9 March, the police statement said.
“The police have carried out an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies.
“During the raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman there was an exchange of gunshot and two policemen, Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and Cpl Stephan Kwaku Nyame who had been arrested in connection with the bullion van robberies were shot and were pronounced dead on arrival at the Police Hospital for treatment,” the statement said.
“Further investigations have led to the arrest of five other suspects, four of whom are policemen. We are pursuing five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding. The Policemen involved have been interdicted and all the suspects will be arraigned before court.”
Below is the full statement: