The Ghana Police Service has placed a GHC20,000 bounty on the alleged robbers who attacked a bullion van transporting cash at James Town in Accra killing a Police Officer and an eyewitness in the process.
The package was announced by the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman on Tuesday.
She said the Police is confident the amount will encourage people to give information about the whereabouts of the suspects.
Young Constable Emmanuel Osei who was escorting the cash in transit was killed in the line of duty when the robbers shot him several times in the head.
Joyce Amankwa, a mother of three met her untimely death when a stray bullet hit her as a result of the sporadic shooting by the armed robbers. Her family has since vacated the area 24 hours after the incident, a 3News report says.
The driver of the bullion van is reportedly in critical condition at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Residents of the community who witnessed the incident have been left traumatised.