The Ghana Police Service has stated that it will not protect its officers who are found guilty of breaching the law.
This comes after two police officers were arrested in Accra for allegedly committing robberies on bullion vehicles.
Other suspects have been apprehended in connection with robbery crimes in North Kaneshie, Jamestown Baatsona, and Kingsway, according to the police.
DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the Director-General in Charge of Police Public Affairs, said in an interview that full investigations into the offenses had commenced.
Anyone who commits misconduct in the police force will not be protected by the police administration. We have two of our own, and serious investigations are underway. We will make the information available at the proper time.
This should be viewed by the general population as a strategy for policing ourselves and dealing with our own in such sad circumstances. We shall ensure that the spirit and ambitions of protection and enhanced security are carried out.”
Two police officers have been charged with involvement in four recent bullion van attacks in Ghana’s Greater Accra Region.
The Ghana Police Service announced this in a statement on Monday, March 7, 2022.
“The Ghana Police Service has made a huge breakthrough in the investigations of several Van robberies recorded in Greater Accra after several months of meticulous intelligence-led operations at the highest level.”
“Preliminary investigations have revealed the involvement of two police officers and a number of additional individuals.”
Between 2021 and 2022, bullion van attacks were reported in Kingsway, Baatsona, Jamestown, and North Kaneshie (Industrial Area).
The police, on the other hand, are promising the public that they are working hard to ensure that such acts are stopped and that the culprits are brought to justice.
“We want to reassure the general public that the Ghana Police Service will continue to work tirelessly to rid our country of criminal activities that jeopardize the country’s peace and stability.”