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IGP meets BoG Governor, Top Bank Officials over James Town bullion van robbery

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr James Oppong Boanuh has just ended a meeting with officials of the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

This meeting has been necessitated as a result of the killing of a young Constable Emmanuel Osei by armed robbers at James Town in Accra on Monday June 14, 2021.

Constable Emmanuel Osei was shot dead when a MonTran bullion van he was detailed to was attacked by armed robbers.

The IGP in a statement after the attack issued a caution to Banks in the country to provide armoured bullion vans by the close of June or risk withdrawal of services by the Ghana Police Service.

At a closed-door meeting held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Central Bank between the Top Officials of the Bank of Ghana, the Police Management members and the leadership of the Ghana Bankers Association, the IGP reiterated his threats to withdraw his personnel on Bank duties as a result of their failure to comply to the use of armoured vehicle.


The IGP also raised concerns about where his personnel were stationed at the various banks and their welfare and safety while guarding the banks.

On their part, the Banker according to our sources promised to comply with the directive of providing armoured bullion vans and also ensure the safety of Police officers who are sent on bank guarding duties.

Source: 2021



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