The Ghana Police Service has placed a bounty of ¢20,000 on gunmen who shot to death a police officer and an eyewitness, during a robbery incident involving a bullion van at Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra on Monday.
In a video, the Service’s Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman stated that although they are working earnestly to apprehend the criminals, they are calling on the general public to give information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits to receive the reward.
She added that the identity of the informant will be confidential.
On June 14, a police officer, Emmanuel Osei, and a hawker, Afua Badu, were attacked by a group of armed robbers who trailed a bullion van in a taxi and on a motorbike and upon arrival at a less crowded location, fired indiscriminately, killing them instantly.
The driver of the vehicle was severely injured and was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment. According to the doctors, the driver is responding to treatment.
According to Dr Fredrick Kwarteng, the 35-year-old victim, Eric Okyere, underwent surgery some hours after he was rushed to the hospital.
He further disclosed that several pellets were retrieved from his chest, limbs and forearms.
Meanwhile, the IGP, James Oppong-Boanuh has pledged that no stone will be left unturned in his quest to ensure the killers of Constable General, Emmanuel Osei, are arrested.
He added that the police have deployed many security personnel on the roads to intensify patrols.