Adams Okae, GNA
Nkawkaw (E/R), Aug
18, GNA – Two police officers and one other person suspected to have carried
out the fatal robbery attack on the GCB Bank bullion van at Asukese Number One
in the Afram Plains South District, who escaped from police custody have been
Abrokwa, Lance Corporal Solomon Elvis Mensah, alias “Fire” and Mohammed
Bengyima, fled under mysterious circumstances when being transported to the
Regional Police Headquarters in Koforidua, triggering a massive manhunt.
The police pick-up
carrying them had stopped to fuel up when they slipped through.
The escapee robbers
were seized by the youth of Nkawkaw in a nearby bush on Thursday morning and
handed over to the police.
Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Kamkam Boadu, who confirmed this
applauded the youth for their vigilance and cooperation.
One person – the
driver of the van, was killed and a policeman, escorting the vehicle, suffered
multiple gunshot wounds during the robbery incident that happened on Wednesday
policeman is receiving treatment at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital, the
very same facility, where the body of the deceased has been deposited for
News about the
escape of the suspected robbers sparked widespread anger among the people in
the Afram South as they hit the streets in violent protests across the major
towns – Tease, Ekyi-Amanfrom, Maame-Krobo and Donkorkrom to denounce the police.
Four of the
protesters are reported to have been injured in a confrontation with the police
but they are said to be in stable condition.
A combined team of
soldiers and police officers had been sent to the place to help beef up
security as the Regional Security Council appeals for calm, assuring the people
that the matter would be properly handled.