Ablekuma bullion van robbery was orchestrated – security expert


The Institute for Security, Disaster and Emergency Studies (ISDES) has said Thursday’s robbery attack on a bullion van at Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, may have been orchestrated by insiders.

The police escort was killed instantly by a gang of four robbers. The police said they are on a manhunt to arrest the robbers.

A statement issued by the police on Thursday (22 June), gave assurance to the public that the perpetrators will be arrested to face justice.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of our deceased colleague in particular and all personnel of the police service in general.

“We wish to assure the public that we will surely get the robbers arrested to face justice,” the police statement said.

Planned job

Reacting to the development on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (23 June), the president of ISDES, Dr Ishmael Norman said: “This appears to be a planned job.”

“I do not also know whether our police have forensic videographers that can do face recognition and all of those features that we need to have in order to go after the perpetrators,” he added.

Listen to Dr Ishmael Norman in the attached audio clip below:

StarOil’s statement

Meanwhile, StarOil, where the incident took place has also issued a statement saying that “we have adequate security systems at our stations to aid police investigations.”

“We also use this opportunity to admonish the general public to exercise caution in publishing unverified accounts of the incident. “We will provide further details on this incident after subsequent consultations with the Ghana Police,” the statement said.

Source:  Fred Dzakpata


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