- The IGP, James Oppong Boanuh, has visited the family of the slain police officer in the Korle-Bu bullion van robbery, Emmanuel Osei
- The IGP who was accompanied by an entourage from the policy hierarchy assured the family bringing the perpetrators to book
- Photos from the IGP's visit have popped up on social media showing a gloomy atmosphere
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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) James Oppong Boanuh has visited the family of Constable Emmanuel Osei, the young police officer who died while on duty.
Osei, a member of the National SWAT unit, was shot dead by armed robbers on Monday, June 14, 2021.
The robbers attacked a bullion van Osei was escorting at the Adedenkpo Timber Market near the Korle-Bu area at Jamestown in Accra.
According to a statement by the Greater Accra Regional Police PRO DSP Efia Tenge, the bullion van was on a daily collection rounds when the robbers struck.
Following the said incident, IGP Oppong Boanuh and the Police Management Board visited Osei's residence to comiserate with the bereaved family. Photos from the visit have popped up showing sad scenes.
Speaking to during the address, the IGP assured that the police service polwas doing everything possible to get the perperatortos arrested.
“We are investigating; which we have already set in motion. I have instructed the CID to take over the case, and that is the level of seriousness we have attached to the case. So they have started investigations. And as I have indicated, we will definitely get them [killers], a post by the Police Service's Facebook page read.
Family of second victim reacts
The family of Afia Badu, one of the victims of the bullion van robbery incident near the Korle-Bu area at James Town in Accra, have reacted to the incident.
The mother of Badu and other family members have expressed shock at the unfortunate fate that has befallen her.
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In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the elderly mother of Badu is seen flanked by other women who shed uncontrollable tears.
Speaking to Citi TV, the bereaved mother indicated that she lives at Omanjor, a suburb of Accra, and had to rush to the crime scene after hearing the news.
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