Two police officers have been accused of robbing a business man of about $209,172 which was believed to be proceeds from a gold business.
The incident occurred last Sunday at a spot near Abeka Lapaz, Accra, at about 1:30pm.
The personnel, yet to be identified, were said to be driving a police vehicle with registration, GP 3513, at the time of the alleged incident.
According to the complainant, the officers allegedly crossed him with their vehicle and attempted to question him for not wearing his nose mask.
He claimed the two policemen ended up robbing him of all his cash, totaling $209,172, before they sped off without arresting him for the so-called offence they claimed he committed.
The victim, according to police information, is a gold dealer from Burkina Faso, operating in the country.
He was said to be returning to his hotel after he had gone to sell gold to a client at Abeka-Lapaz, when the police accosted him and “robbed” him of the money.
The matter was later reported to the Tesano Divisional Police Command for investigations to be conducted.
The divisional commander, ACP Oduro Amaning, when contacted, confirmed the incident and said investigations had since commenced to get to the police officers involved.
He said the complainant whose name was given as Sulleman Sodre, reported that on Sunday afternoon he met one Alhaji Abdul, a business partner, at a spot close to Abeka-Lapaz to sell gold valued at $209,172.
He said while the complainant was on his way to a nearby guest house in a company of a friend, two police officers in charge a police vehicle crossed their vehicle to question them for not wearing nose mask.
“The complainant said, in an attempt to answer the officers, one of the policemen asked them where the gold cash was, and, immediately, they took the money from them and bolted,” he said.
ACP Amaning said the division was engaging the transport unit of the service to allocate them using the said vehicle and the driver in charge of the vehicle at the time of the incident, to assist in investigating the matter.
“We have commenced investigations into the matter and those officers involved will be fished out and prosecuted,” he added.
Another source has claimed that the police initially “arrested” the said Alhaji Abdul before he allegedly directed them to the Burkinabe for them to ransack his car.