GCB Bank buillion van robbers re-arrested


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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.

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.

The incident
occurred at Asukese Number One in the Afram Plains South District where the
suspects escaped from police custody.

Corporal Kissi
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.

The Donkorkrom
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
afternoon.

The injured
policeman is receiving treatment at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital, the
same facility where the body of the deceased has been deposited for
autopsy. 

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.

GNA


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