Police say KFC operation was a covert move against suspected criminals

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The incident seen on the Oxford Street, Osu in Accra on Tuesday, September 7 which was described as robbery was a covert operations at Osu against the activities of some suspected criminals undertaken by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police, a police statement has said on Thursday September 9.

According to the Police, the fallout from the operations was witnessed by some members of the public and no one was hurt, neither was any property damaged in the process.

News Release: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Undertakes Operations at Osu

With reference to an incident that occurred at a facility at Osu yesterday, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, the Police Administration wishes to bring to the attention of the public some facts. pic.twitter.com/vH4KiuQA3q

— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) September 8, 2021

Videos went viral on social media capturing gun-wielding personnel moving in and out of the KFC eatery at Osu.

A tweet on Wednesday by KFC said an “alleged suspect entered the restaurant, following which the police was called.”

Hi @Brytneymar. KFC Osu was not robbed yesterday thankfully. An alleged suspect entered the restaurant, following which the police were called. The suspect was apprehended by the police and no staff or customers were injured during the incident. Thanks so much for the concern. ❤️ https://t.co/WvtsuZ8hKH

— KFC Ghana (@KFC_Ghana) September 8, 2021

But the Police statement said “With reference to an incident that occurred at a facility at Osu yesterday, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, the Police Administration wishes to bring to the attention of the public some facts.

“The anti-robbery unit of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police undertook an intelligent-based covert operations at Osu against the activities of some suspected criminals.

“The fallout from the operations was witnessed by some members of the public and no one was hurt neither was any property damaged in the process.”

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