- Armed gang have attacked a bullion van, killing a police officer in the process
- They also stole half a million Ghana cedis in the attack that occurred on Tuesday
- The police have launched an investigation into the incident
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An on-duty police officer has been ghastly maimed when armed men attacked a bullion van in the early hours of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
The van was transporting an undisclosed amount of money from Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region to New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region.
In a report filed by dailymailgh.com, the armed men reportedly laid siege at Nyankomaso, a community on the Obuasi-Dunkwa-on-Offin stretch, firing arbitrarily into the van.
The deceased officer reportedly sustained multiple gunshot wounds leading to his death at the scene.
The robbers made away with GH¢500,000.
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“They shot the policeman and took away the cash they were carrying; the driver and one other security personnel did not sustain any gunshot wounds but they were taken to the AGA Hospital for treatment,” District Police Commander for Obuasi Supt Fii Ochil stated.
“But the policeman was hit by the bullet and he died instantly; he is currently at the morgue,” he added.
In other news, John Mahama filed a new motion in the on-going 2020 election petition hearing at the Supreme Court.
The former president wants the Electoral Commission (EC) in the new application to provide him with all 275 original copies of the constituency collation forms for the presidential race.
The motion which was filed on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, came on the back of the court’s dismissal of his application to ask the EC 12 question bothering its handling of the 2020 presidential election.
Mahama’s latest motion has five more requests including the originals of the Constituency Presidential Election Results Summary Sheets, and the Regional Presidential Election Results Collation Forms, as well as the records of the update to the declaration of presidential election results on 9th December 2020.
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