Constable Reindolph Ansah aka Pablo, a Ghanaian police officer, was arrested for taking part in a spate of bullion van robberies that shook the West African country last year.
Prior to his arrest, Ansah had expressed his condolences to his colleague, Constable Emmanuel Osei, whom he allegedly killed in one of the bullion van robberies.
On Monday, June 14, 2021, while transporting money in a bullion van, Osei, 25, was shot and killed by suspected armed robbers in Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra.
According to reports, Constable Reindolph Ansah aka Pablo, a friend and colleague of the deceased policeman, was one of the criminals that ambushed the bullion van.
Ansah paid tribute to Osei on Facebook a few weeks after his death, writing: “U still dey in ma heart forever.” Jah guide your soul. “Rest in peace, Osei.”
See his Facebook post below;
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Constable Ansah and one of the rogue officers, Lance Corporal Stephen Kwaku Nyame, were shot and killed during a raid at Borteyman near Ashaiman.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Ghanaian Police Service.
See statement below;
The two officers were supposed to appear in court with others on March 9, 2022, but they were asked to lead a group of other officers in a raid on the hideout of other criminal members of their gang.
The two criminal police officers were gunned down during a gun duel between officers and criminals at the aforementioned location, and were pronounced dead on arrival at the police hospital where they were sent for treatment.
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The two suspects were arrested to assist the police to a site at Borteyman near Ashaiman, according to the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr. Kwesi Ofori.
“And an intelligence-led field operation took off, and in the process, there was a heavy exchange of fire, and the two sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to the police hospital in Accra, but they later passed away,” Mr Kwesi Ofori said in a radio interview on Accra’s Joy FM on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2022, which was monitored by Graphic Online.
“The police were shot at, there was an exchange of fire, they were injured in the process, they were sent to the hospital, and they passed away,” he continued.
“So let us understand that police operations are high-risk in nature,” Mr Ofori said. “At the time the raid took place, it was a very serious and well-targeted operation, and even as I speak to you, we’ve arrested four police officers and one civilian, and they’ll be brought before the court.”