Just in from the Korle bu – Adedenkpo road in Accra.
Suspected armed robbers have shot to death a police officer and an eyewitness during a robbery of a bullion van a few minutes ago.
According to an eyewitness, the police officer was providing security for the van while the young lady only witnessed the incident.
The driver of the van also sustained severe injuries.
It is reported that the van carrying an unknown amount of cash was trailed by some men in a taxi and on a motorbike popularly called ‘okada’.
When the van got to a less crowded place, the robbers attacked the van by firing indiscriminately at it, killing the police officer on board immediately.
Unfortunately, an onlooker also caught a bullet from the shooting and died on the spot.
The driver is receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while the dead have been taken to the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to make an official statement on the matter as they are currently at the scene carrying on their preliminary investigations.