Information from trusted sources reaching the News Desk of InsiderGH.com holds that a private citizen whose CCTV captured the brutal Korle Bu bullion van robbery is not cooperating with a request by police for him to release the footage.
According to Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister for Interior and Member of Parliament for Nandom Constituency in the Upper West Region of Ghana, the Ghana Police Service has informed him about the unnamed man’s unwillingness to release the footage to boost efforts in arresting the armed robbers.
He made these revelations on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
“I want to emphasise that I told the Police each death is equally important. It mustn’t be a police, it mustn’t be a prominent politician, each death is equally important.”
“This matter should be dealt with quickly as possible. It happened in the daytime, but they raise an issue that I think I want to use this forum to appeal to. They say there is a person who owns a CCTV in the vicinity.”
“The Police are asking that they be given the recording of the CCTV but there was resistance from the owner. I want to use this medium to appeal to him to cooperate and to appeal to all those persons who were in the vicinity to assist the Police on whatever description or whatever information that they have to enable us to track them,” Mr Ambrose Dery Stated.
In a related development, the police have placed a GH¢20,000 bounty on the head of the armed robbers who shot and killed one police officer and one other civilian during the attack on the vehicle loaded with cash on Monday, June 14, 2021.
The Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman who disclosed this on Wednesday also said that police are actively chasing leads and are doing everything possible to arrest the robbers.