General News Tue, 23 Aug 2016

GCB Bullion van ‘police robbers’ remanded

An Accra magistrate court has remanded the two police men alleged to have attempted to rob an Nkawkaw GCB bullion van, leading to the death of the van driver.

The two, Corporal Elvis Mesnah and Lance Corporal Daniel Kissi, have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, and murder.

Their attempted robbery led to the death of the driver, David Kofi Sarpong, aged 52, after a heated exchange of gunfire between the police officer in the van and the suspects.

The two were arrested following the incident, but they subsequently escaped.

The escape of the two led to clashes between the police and angry residents in the Afram Plains district, who alleged that the Police allowed the suspects to escape.


Afram Plain protests

The initial escape led to protests in Donkorkrom, Maame Krobo and Tease with the protesters vandalizing the police station and some properties.

Police in the areas fled their post following demonstrations. The IGP has since announced a withdrawal of police personnel from the areas, until the residents help to fix the vandalized stations.

Police may rescind decision to leave Donkorkrom if… – IGP

Meanwhile, the Inspector General Police (IGP), John Kudalor, has indicated the administration may review its decision to withdraw personnel from Donkorkrom and its surrounding communities, after a security assessment on Monday.

Source: citifmonline.com
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