Early publication of CCTV footage from the pound van assault could hurt investigations, according to a security analyst
The quick publication of the CCTV footage from the bullion van attack in Ablekuma has raised worries from Colonel Festus Aboagye, a well-known security specialist.
He thinks that releasing the video right away might jeopardise the ongoing investigations.
The heinous heist at a petrol station in Ablekuma took place in broad daylight and left a police escort dead. Concerns concerning public safety and security have been expressed in light of the incident.
Colonel Aboagye, speaking on the Big Issue on Citi TV on Saturday, June 24, emphasized the need for a thorough and meticulous investigation to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
However, he criticised the owners of the CCTV footage saying it could allow the suspects to modify their appearance or take evasive measures, thereby hindering the efforts of law enforcement to bring them to justice.
He highlighted the significance of allowing the police to have first access to CCTV footage for potential leads.
“I have questioned the release of this video and the usefulness of releasing that video. It is not every piece of evidence that must be put out in the public domain, so why Star Oil or whoever is the owner of this video archive released it to the public, I don’t know.
“We shouldn’t be in a hurry, we should allow the Police to have first access and analyse and see whether they can have some leads from the video footage. They have done a disservice to the bereaved family and compounded their grief. The video footage has helped us to objectively discuss the issue but I don’t think that the video should have been out.”