Police to submit docket on Donkorkrom Bullion Van robbery case

By Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Sept. 6, GNA
– Prosecution in the case of the two Police officers involved in the robbery of
a bullion van belonging to the GCB bank Limited at Mame Krobo in the Eastern
Region says investigations are at advanced stage.

They expressed the
hope that they would submit the docket to the Attorney General in two weeks’
time.

The alleged attack
by the officers, General Corporal Solomon Elvis Mensah and General Lance
Corporal Daniel Kissi Abrokwa, led to the death of Daniel K Sarpong, the driver
of the bullion van.

The other
accomplice in the dock was Hafisu Mohammed aka Danjuma a mechanic.

The two officers
are being held on the charge of attempted robbery, conspiracy and Murder.

Mohammed is charged
with conspiracy. The accused persons pleas have been reserved, but they have no
legal representation.

Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP) Abraham Annor, the Prosecutor told a Magistrate Court in Accra
that post mortem had been conducted on Aseidu and the Police are working on the
ballistic report.

DSP Annor however
informed the court that General Constable Mensah is on admission at the Police
hospital as such could not make it to court.

The court presided
over by Mr Stephen Owusu after enquiring from the accused persons how they were
faring adjourned the matter to September 20 pending the conclusion of
investigations and onward transmission of the docket to the Attorney General
for advice.

Prosecution said
the Police officers were stationed at Donkorkrom.

According to
prosecution the officers hatched a plan of robbing the Bullion and on August
16, the Police officers who were duty at GN Bank and GCB decided to rob the
bullion van of the amount it was carrying.

The officers
therefore discussed the robbery with Mohammed who is a friend to the two and
also a taxi driver.

The officers
therefore armed themselves with AK 47 Rifles and laid ambush at a spot between
Tease and Mame Krobo at about 10:30 am.

Mohammed drove his
taxi with registration number 1860-09 towards Ekye Amanfrom to monitor the
arrival the bullion van.

Prosecution said 20
minutes later the bullion van arrived and Mohammed signalled the Police
officers who then opened fire killing the driver of the van.

DSP Annor said a
Police officer on board the van got injured but he managed to return fire
compelling the two Policemen to take cover in the bush.

The Police officers
then called Mohammed who picked them with his car in their bid to escape.

The Police Command
at Donkorkrom got wind of the robbery incident and they mobilised men who
arrested the three accused persons on board the cab.

Prosecution said
two AK 47 rifles, 23 rounds of am munitions, a cutlass, two metal bars were
retrieved from the taxi.

The deceased body
has been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital awaiting autopsy.

DSP Annor said
three other occupants of the bullion van however escaped unhurt and the
Policeman on guard was treated discharged at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian
Hospital.

GNA

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