Provide fortified armoured cars by end of June, lest police withdraws its officers – IGP to banks

The Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Buanoh has given banks up to the end of June this year to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carrying currencies.

He threatened that the Police will withdraw its officers if the banks fail to comply with his order.

This comes after the deadly attack on a bullion van at Adedenkpo near Jamestown in Accra, leading to the shooting of a police constable.

The IGP in a statement reminded the Association of Bankers “to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting currencies by the close of June 2021 as earlier agreed between them and the [Ghana] Police Service, lest the Police withdraws its officers for escort duties”.

He further directed the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to take over investigations into the attacks.

Meanwhile, persons with information on the attack can contact any police station or call the investigation team on 0262122086, 0244994564 or 0244280001.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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