Concerning the recent bullion van heist that led to the killing of a police escort at Ablekuma Fanmilk, Greater Accra, the Kaneshie District Court has ordered the remand of two suspects into police custody on charges of involvement in an attack that resulted in a policeman’s death.
The accused persons have been identified as Benjamin Ojogbe, an unemployed individual, and Rashid Abdul.
According to the authorities, the assailants’ accomplices managed to escape with GH₵145,163.08 in the aftermath of the incident.
The Ghana Police reported that the accused were apprehended at Circle Railways, where they were discovered “enjoying themselves” at approximately 1:30 am.
Benjamin Ojogbe and Rashid Abdul have been formally charged with conspiracy to commit murder and the murder of Lance Corporal Calystus Amoah.
However, no pleas were taken during the court proceedings.
The attack took place at a fuel station in Ablekuma, where the bullion van had stopped for refueling.
It is believed to have been a robbery attempt, as the van was followed by suspected robbers.
Lance Corporal Calystus Amoah, who was seated in the front passenger seat, fulfilling his security duties, was tragically shot multiple times at close range.
The accused are scheduled to appear again before the court, presided over by Nana Abena Asor Owusu Amenyo, on July 24.
The Ghana Police Service has assured the public that investigations into the incident are currently underway.