Ablekuma Daylight Bullion Van Robbery: Viral Video Suggests Police Have Arrested Robbers

Ablekuma Daylight Bullion Van Robbery: Viral Video Suggests Police Have Arrested Robbers

  • Following the attack on a bullion van on Thursday, a video has hit social media suggesting that the robbers were arrested shortly after the attack
  • The robbers, about four of them, attacked the cash-in-transit, killed the police escort and bolted with the cash
  • Police have not confirmed the arrests since the only statement released shortly after the incident said they have launched a manhunt for the robbers

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An amateur video trending on social media suggests that the armed robbers who hit a bullion van transporting cash at Ablekuma Fanmilk on Thursday and killed a police officer in the process have been arrested.

The short video captures a crowd at the Star Oil fuel station where the incident happened, with someone shouting excitedly: "the robbers have been caught". A female voice also shouted, "Ghana police, fast".

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Ablekuma bullion van robbers arrested.
A screen grab from the video on Twitter (L) and spectators peep into the vehicle that was attacked by the robbers on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Source: Twitter/@withAlvin
Source: Twitter

The ten seconds video has gone viral on Twitter

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Police have, however, not confirmed arresting any of the robbers.

Fatal hit on cash-in-transit at Ablekuma

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 22, 2023, four armed robbers attacked a vehicle transporting an unspecified sum of money at Ablekuma Fanmilk a suburb of Accra.

The robbers exchanged fire with two police officers escorting the bullion van.

One of the police officers died from injuries sustained during an exchange of gunfire with the robbers.

Police on a manhunt for the robbers

Shortly after the robbery attack, police issued a statement confirming that the officer who was escorting the cash-in-transit died from gunshot wounds.

"The Police are on a manhunt to arrest a gang of four robbers who attacked a bullion van at Ablekuma Fanmilk, a suburb of Accra and shot the Police escort who has unfortunately passed on," police said in the stated released on Thursday.

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Charles Bissue arrested by Special Prosecutor

In a separate story, reported that Charles Bissue was arrested by the Special Prosecutor on Wednesday after turning himself in but was later released on bail.

The former presidential staffer was declared wanted for failing to honour several invitations by the Special Prosecutor.

He is a person of interest in corruption and corruption-related activities linked to illegal mining in Ghana.

Agyinasare responds to Nogokpo after snubbing 14-day ultimatum

Also, respected preacher Archbishop Charles Agyinasare has delivered a sermon on how God protects his children from their enemies after he snubbed a 14-day ultimatum by the Nogokpo people to apologise over comments deemed denigrating.

Archbishop preached to his congregants last Sunday and explained that because of a promise God made to Abraham, anyone who curses any man who professes the Christain faith curses himself.

His comments have been deemed to be an indirect response to the people of Nogokpo that he is under the protection of God.

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