Breaking: Bullion van robber who killed police officer identified: Police on manhunt for him

The armed men also fired sporadically in the air and on the driver, who sustained gunshot wounds.

A hawker was also killed by the armed men when one of two ladies on the bullion van stepped out and ran in the deceased seller’s direction.

Both ladies on the van, tellers of MON TRAN, escaped unhurt but were sent to the hospital to be treated for trauma.

Crime scene experts have visited the scene of the crime and are going through the necessary procedures.

Reactions after the robbery

Minister for the Interior Ambrose Dery initially appealed to an individual in possession of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the shooting to release it to the police.

Mr Dery had said that a man believed to be the owner of (CCTV) device was unwilling to assist in investigations.

Mr Dery emphasised no individual in the country ought to be killed in such a manner and wants the culprits brought to book.

The minister also expressed concern over the protection that banks and other financial institutions provided to transit vehicles that cart their money and the individuals who carry out the exercise.

He observed that such vehicles did not provide the police, money and other persons the needed protection, thereby exposing them to easy attacks by armed robbers.

He reiterated calls by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, for banks and financial institutions to ensure they conformed to the standardised operational requirement in carting huge sums of money.

Meanwhile, the IGP has given financial institutions a June 30 ultimatum to acquire armoured vans.

Failure to provide fortified vehicles for carting currencies would result in the police withdrawing personnel from guarding bullion vans.

Consequently, the Ghana Association of Bankers has assured the public that it would comply.

The Association has also assured that it would continue to work closely with the various security agencies and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) in ensuring adherence to the highest standards.

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