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“We will surely locate, arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice” – Police chief assures family of slain policeman

The Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, has assured the family of late General Constable, Emmanuel Osei who was shot by armed robbers at Korle Bu while on escort duty, will be found and brought to justice.

According to the IGP, the police will get to the bottom of the matter and ensure that wherever the perpetrators may be hiding, they are found and arrested.

Leading a team of senior officers to commiserate with the family of General Constable, Emmanuel Osei at Millennium City in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, James Oppong-Boanuh said:

“We are investigating; which we have already set in motion. I have instructed the CID to take over the case, and that is the level of seriousness we have attached to the case. So they have started investigations. And as I have indicated, we will definitely get them [perpetrators].”

He also used the opportunity to deny the impression that security services are out of touch with reality when it comes to fighting crime.


General Constable, Emmanuel Osei was killed by armed robbers while on escort duty on a makeshift Bullion van transporting cash on June 14, 2021, around Korle Bu in the Greater Accra Region.

The unidentified armed men, on not less than three motorbikes, crossed the bullion van and started shooting sporadically.

In the process, two persons were shot dead instantly – the police officer on escort duty, and an unidentified woman who was affected during the shooting.

The bullion driver sustained injuries and has been sent to the Korle Bu hospital for treatment. Two tellers who were in the bullion escaped unhurt.

The weapon of the policeman was also taken away, together with an unspecified amount of money.

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