March 18, 2022

Bullion Van Robberies: Minority Demands Bi-partisan Probe Into Death Of Two Police-Suspects

The Minority caucus in Parliament is demanding a bi-partisan probe into circumstances that led to the death of the two police officers who were fingered as suspects in the bullion van robberies, one of which claimed the life of Constable Emmanuel Osei in July 2021 at Jamestown.

The police in a March 7 communique, announced the arrest of two police officers, namely, Stephen Kwaku Nyame and Reindolph Gyimah Ansah, in connection with the recent bullion van robberies.

In a subsequent release, on March 9, the police administration announced the death of the two. According to the police, they died during a shootout that ensued between the police and some suspects during a raid at Ashaiman.

The narrative of the police sounds unconvincing to the general public including the minority in Parliament.

In an interview on Eyewitness News, Member of Parliament for Builsa North, James Agalga, said the story, as recounted by the police “is hard to believe because only the two suspects died. That is suspicious.”

The minority has thereby filed a private members motion for the actual cause of the death of the two officers to be ascertained “ to restore public confidence in the police administration”.

The minority is also seeking to “unearth some of the challenges we’ve had with recent recruitment into the security services. Our security service has been infiltrated with rogue elements”.

They want Membership of the committee to be drawn from the Defence and Interior Committee, and the Committee responsible for Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

Another demand concerning the probe is for it to be conducted publicly.

Source: Fuseini

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