A exchange of fire between the Police and suspected bullion van robbers has led to the death of two officers who were identified to be part of the gang.
The shootout occurred in Ashaiman, a police statement has said.
Four other officers have also been arrested and will be appearing before court on Wednesday March 9, a Police statement said on Tuesday March 8.
“The police have carried out an intelligence-led field raid at a hideout of the gang connected with the investigation into the bullion van robberies.
“During the raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman there was an exchange of gunshot and two policemen, Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansah and Cpl Stephan Kwaku Nyame who had been arrested in connection with the bullion van robberies were shot and were pronounced dead on arrival at the Police hospital for treatment.
“Further investigations have led to the arrest of five other suspects, four of whom are policemen. We are pursuing five other civilian suspects who have gone into hiding.
“The Policemen involved have been interdicted and all the suspects will be arraigned before court tomorrow Wednesday 9th March 2022,” the statement said.