A lawmaker who serves on the Defense and Interior Committee of Parliament, Peter Lanchene Toobu, has called for a comprehensive probe into the daylight robbery of a bullion van at Ablekuma Fanmilk in Accra, which resulted in the death of a policeman.
He said that the CCTV footage of the incident, if properly analyzed, would reveal crucial details about the robbery.
The incident happened on Thursday, when four armed robbers on two motorbikes attacked a bullion van at a fuel station at Ablekuma Fanmilk, killing the policeman who was escorting the van. The policeman was identified as Amoah by his name tag.
In an interview with Citi News, the MP for Wa West, Mr. Toobu, said that there were some suspicious aspects of the incident that needed further investigation.
“The way the robbers came to meet the van after it reversed suggests that they had been trailing them for a while. The manner in which the robber shot the policeman dead shows that he was well-trained. The driver of the van escaped unhurt, which raises questions about whether it was an inside job. I am confident that the probe will unravel this brazen robbery.”
“Normally, when a bullion van stops, the policeman is supposed to get out of the van before anyone who is supposed to bring the cash to the truck gets close to the van. The cash has to be escorted from the security room to the truck. But in this case, you will notice that the cash was already out. So after shooting the policeman, they had an easy time picking up the cash from where it was,” he added.