The Ghana Police Service has announced that two policemen who had been arrested in connection with the bullion van robberies have been killed.
The police said it had “carried out an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies” at Borteyman near Ashaiman in Accra.
During the raid, the suspects in police custody who had led officers to the hideout of their accomplices were shot dead during the exchange of fire with the Police.
In a statement, the police said: “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.”
Five other suspects, four of whom are police officers, have also been arrested and will be appearing before court on Wednesday March 9, the Police statement further said on Tuesday, March 8.
“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.”
Read the statement below.