Friday 19th August, 2016
By Adams Okae, GNA
Nkawkaw (E/R), Aug
19, GNA – Two police officers and one other person suspected to have carried
out the fatal robbery attack on the GCB Bank bullion van have been re-arrested
by the police.
occurred at Asukese Number One in the Afram Plains South District where the
suspects escaped from police custody.
Abrokwa, Lance Corporal Solomon Elvis Mensah, alias “Fire” and Mohammed
Bengyima, fled when being transported to the Regional Police Headquarters in
Koforidua, triggering a massive manhunt.
The police pick-up
carrying them had stopped to fuel when they escaped.
The escapee robbers
were arrested 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 co-operation.
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
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 all the major towns – Tease,
Ekyi-Amanfrom, Maame-Krobo and Donkorkrom to search for them.