According to the Director-General of Police Public Affairs, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the two suspects, Constable Reindolph Gyimah Ansan and Lance Corporal Stephen Kweku Nyame, were arrested to assist the Police to a location at Borteyman near Ashaiman but they were shot during exchange of gunfires and pronounced dead on arrival at the Police Hospital in Accra.
In an interview with host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s morning programme “Kokrokoo”, he narrated how the incident occurred.
”The two Police officers led us to Borteyman to show us the hiding place of the criminals. When we reached there, the criminals opened fire on the Police and the Police also retaliated…those two officers sustained injuries and we sent them to the Police Hospital for medical treatment but unfortunately they passed away”, he said.
When probed further as to how the suspects were shot, DCOP Kwesi Ofori said ”if you really appreciate such complex and high-risk operations of that dimension, we have operational successes and among other things. I can say that, unfortunately, the bullets from the criminals’ guns hit them”.
He also refused to offer detailed explanation into the operation.
But Kwamena Duncan wonders how suspects assisting in investigations and susposedly in handcuffs would be marched by the Police to the hideout of criminals and they (the suspects) only would be shot to death.
To him, something doesn’t add up as he finds it extremely difficult to believe the Police story.
”I cannot, for my simple understanding of security, that those two officers, they led the group that went to that point”, he stated, asking ”were they in the front line that during the exchange of gunshots, they took the bullets?…That you have arrested criminals and the criminals has shown the hideout of their companions in crime. How is it that the Police went with the criminals and nobody was caught in the crossfire other than the two criminals?”
Hon. Duncan called for further clarifications the demise of the suspects is questionable.
”It’s through them that you do your investigation and get more information. So, these are assets [in terms of] relative to the particular matter that you are investigating”, he told Kwami Sefa Kayi on Kokrokoo Wednesday morning.