Bullion van robberies: Court remands policemen, other accused

All five have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and abetment.

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The Accra Circuit Court has remanded into police custody, four police officers and one other person who were arrested in connection with recent bullion van robberies in the Greater Accra capital.

They are Constable Affisu Yaro Ibrahim, Constable Richard Boadu, Constable Rabiu Jambedu, Constable Albert Ofosu, and suspect, Razak Alhassan, a civilian.

All five have generally been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and abetment. 

Albert Ofosu and Affisu Yaro Ibrahim have been charged with an attempt to commit crime and robbery at North Kaneshie, whereas Richard Boadu, Razak Alhassan, and Rabiu Jambedu were charged with abetment of crime and robbery.

The court also refused a bail application by lawyers for one of the accused persons, citing the gravity of the crime. 

They are expected to make their next court appearance on March 25, 2022.

Meanwhile, five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding are being pursued by the police.