A police officer was shot to death in broad daylight by some suspected armed robbers whilst escorting a bullion van at Korle-bu on Monday, June 14.
According to an eyewitness in a report by myjoyonline.com, the police officer was providing security for the van while a young lady who only witnessed the incident was hit by a stray bullet during the attack. The driver of the van also sustained severe injuries.
Adom News’ Mensah Abrampah reports that the van carrying an unknown amount of cash was trailed by some men in a taxi and on a motorbike popularly called ‘okada’. When the van got to a less crowded place, the robbers attacked the van by firing indiscriminately at it, killing the police officer on board immediately.
According to the reporter, an onlooker also caught a bullet from the shooting and died on the spot and the driver is receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while the dead have been taken to the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to make an official statement on the matter as they are currently at the scene conducting a preliminary investigation.