‘We won’t provide security for your cash if you don’t provide fortified vehicles’ – IGP warns banks

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The Inspector General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh has appealed to banks in the country to provide fortified vehicles for carting cash from one point to another if they still want to enjoy Police escort.

The Directive of the IGP follows the recent spate of attacks on 4 X 4 vehicles which have been converted into bullion vans by banks in the country. The latest attack led to the death of Police officer at James Town in Accra.

An eye witness was also gunned down by the robbers during the operation which has shocked most Ghanaians.

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“Following the attacked of the bullion van that led the death of one police man and a hawker at James Town yesterday, the inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh has urged the association of bankers to provide fortified armoured vehicles for carting currencies by the close of June 2021 as early agreed between them and the Police Service, lest the police withdrawns its officers for escort duties…,” a statement from Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman said.

The Director General of the Crimial Investigation Department (CID), have also been directed by the IGP to take over the investigation and also appealed to the general public especially those who were there when the incident happened to assist the police to investigate or call the 0262122086, 0244994564, 0244280001 or police emergency line 191 or 1855 for the police to arrest this perpetrators early as possible for them to face prosecution.

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