Following recent robbery attacks on bullion vans in the country, the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, has asked banks to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting money else the police will stop providing escort services.
These vehicles used by banks operating in Ghana as bullion vans are not fit-for-purpose, putting both the personnel and the money being transported at risk as it happened recently.
The IGP gave the directive in a statement on the back of the latest attack on a bullion van at Adedenpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra on Monday, June 14, 2021.
The attack led to the killing of a young police officer and a trader. The IGP in a statement warned;
“The IGP is also reminding 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 Police Service, else the Police withdraws its officers for escort duties”.
Read the full Statement below…