- The Ghana Police Service has picked up 215 suspected criminals
- Accra Regional Police says this is part of exercises to find out the bullion van attackers
-The Police officer who died in the course of the robbery attack has been buried
The Accra Regional Police Command has embarked on an enhanced operational exercise in Accra and arrested 215 suspected criminals in its recent targeted operation.
The operation follows very disturbing recorded cases of violent crimes in Accra, particularly a bullion van attack which led to the killing of a policeman and a woman on Monday, June 14 at Jamestown, the pig farm robbery and killing of 43 year old man, and the Honey suckle forex bureau attack and shooting.
The three-day operation which began on the 17th of June and ended on June 20 also rounded up 17 women amongst the 215 suspects.
Police arrest 215 suspects including 17 women over Korle-Bu bullion van attack & other robberies in Accra
The Ages of suspects ranges between 17 and 52 years. Areas of Focus for the exercise include Korlebu, Tesano, Amasaman, Nima, Dansoman, Abokobi, Accra central, Teshie, Madina, Bastona, Jamestown, Osu and Lakeside
Bullion Van attack
Details of the one-week observance for Emmanuel Osei, the policeman shot in the Korle-Bu bullion van robbery, have been revealed.
The details were revealed by a poster announcing the one-week ceremony which has popped up online.
According to the poster, the one-week observance will come off on Saturday, June 26, 2021, exactly one week since his death.
The one-week observance will be held at the AME Zion School Park, off the Adade Road at Fetteh Kakraba, near Kasoa.
IGP visits Osei's family
A day after the sad incident, the IGP, James Oppong Boanuh, visited the family of the slain police officer.
The IGP who was accompanied by an entourage from the policy hierarchy assured the family of bringing the perpetrators to book.
Photos from the IGP's visit have popped up on social media showing a gloomy atmosphere.
Osei was not the only victim of the robbery incident as a lady, Afia Badu, also lost her life.
Badu, a trader at the location of the robbery scene was shot after the roobers had killed Osei and were making away with the money.
Aged 40, Badu left behind a husband and three children.
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