The bullets riddled bullion van • 5 times police officers have been attacked in a bullion van
• On Monday, June 14, Police Constable General Emmanuel Osei was killed when providing escort in a bullion van
• The police are investigating the case
The safety of police officers who provide security to banks whenever they are transporting cash is trending hypocritically following the Monday, June 14 attack on a policeman carrying bank cash in an SUV truck at Jamestown, Accra.
The attack claimed the life of Police Constable General Emmanuel Osei.
In addressing the unfortunate death and matters arising, the Ghana Police Service per their PRO issued a statement whose subject described the vehicle as a bullion van.
Do the Ghana police know what a bullion van is?
Clearly, they do not, and the term is still being bandied about.
Let us, therefore, share with you five times police officers have recently been attacked in a Ghanaian-style bullion van – an SUV truck with a covered bucket and a padlock.
The latest attack makes it five times a gang of armed robbers have successfully defeated and killed armed police officers. There was one occasion when one policeman survived, but even on that sad occasion, he was assaulted by the armed robbers and his rifle taken from him.
The Ghana Police Service has been able to apprehend some of the robbers in some cases while others are still under investigations. GhanaWeb ’s Ekow Arthur-Aidoo in this report recounts some cases of bullion van attacks by armed robbers which have claimed the lives of some police officers in Techiman, Sefwi Wiawso, Adansi Fomena, Baatsona and the latest one at Jamestown. Jamestown On Monday, June 14, Police Constable Emmanuel Osei and an eyewitness, Afua Badu, were murdered by armed robbers at Adedenkpo, a suburb of Accra, while transporting money in – oh, the term again – a bullion van!The robbers trailed the victims in a taxi and on a motorbike, popularly called, ‘okada’. Upon arrival at a less crowded location, the armed robbers fired indiscriminately, killing the police officer in the bank crew instantly.Armed robbers shooting a policeman on escort duty and killing him instantly!The driver of the bullion van also sustained gunshot wounds and was treated at the Police Hospital in Accra while a woman teller in the bullion van was also taken to the same hospital to be treated for trauma.The suspected robbers made away […]