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A District Court in Accra has adjourned to December 29 the case of the two policemen involved in the robbery of a bullion van belonging to the GCB Bank Limited at Mame Krobo in the Eastern Region.

When the court, presided over by Mr Stephen Owusu, asked the case investigator about any development in the matter, he (investigator) said the police were still awaiting the advice from the Attorney General.

Chief Inspector Robert Adu-Gyamfi, who held brief of the substantive prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police A.A Annor, prayed the court for a date.

The court, after ascertaining how the accused persons were faring, adjourned the matter to December 29.

On November 11, this year, prosecution told the court that a duplicate docket had been forwarded to the Attorney General‘s Office for advice.

The officers: General Corporal Solomon Elvis Mensah and General Lance Corporal Daniel Kissi Abrokwa, alleged attack led to the death of Daniel K Sarpong, the driver of the bullion van.

The other accomplice in the dock is Hafisu Mohammed, aka Danjuma, a mechanic.

The two officers are being held on the charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy and murder.

Mohammed has been charged with conspiracy.

The pleas of the accused persons have been reserved by the court.

The facts, as presented by DSP Annor, indicated that the police officers were stationed at Donkorkrom.

He said the officers hatched a plan of robbing the bullion van and on August 16 the police officers, who were on duty at the GN Bank and GCB respectively, discussed the robbery with Mohammed, who was a friend to the two and also a taxi driver.

The officers then armed themselves with AK 47 rifles and laid ambush at a spot between Tease and Mame Krobo at about 1030 hours on that fateful day.

Mohammed drove his taxi with registration number 1860-09 towards Ekye Amanfrom to monitor the arrival of the bullion van.

The prosecution said 20 minutes after the bullion van arrived, Mohammed signaled the police officers who then opened fire, killing the driver of the van.

DSP Annor said a police officer on board the van who got injured managed to return fire compelling the two robbers to take cover in the bush.

The attackers called Mohammed, who picked them with his car, in their bid to escape.

The Police Command at Donkorkrom got wind of the robbery incident and mobilised men who arrested the three accused persons on board the cab.

The prosecution said two AK 47 rifles, 23 rounds of am munitions, a cutlass, and two metal bars were retrieved from the taxi.

The deceased’s body has been deposited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital awaiting autopsy.

DSP Annor said three other occupants of the bullion van, however, escaped unhurt while the policeman on guard was treated and discharged at the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital.

GNA

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