THE NORTHERN Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Ebenezer K. Lartey, on Thursday at a donation ceremony ignited laughter among participants when he sought for divine intervention for the arrest of the killers of Lance Corporal Francis Mensah Kpegloe.
The crime officer was asked to give the closing prayer for the event and in a loud voice, he started to pray for God's involvement to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the cop.
His lengthy prayer had hardly ended when some journalists in the hall started murmuring, while those who could not stand the 'heat' burst into laughter.
Lance Cpl Kpegloe, with the northern regional police command, was found dead without his fully loaded AK 45 assault rifle at his usual duty post at the Deputy Northern Regional Police Commander's house on February 15, 2008.
The actual cause of his death still remains a mystery but many believe that the killers were after the policeman's gun.
The police are still gearing up for full-scale investigations into the matter.
Superintendent Lartey, in an interaction with the media later, said the police could not do much until the autopsy had been performed.
He expressed shock at the death of yet another loyal member of the Service, and pledged the best of investigations into the killing.
He called for collaboration, hinting that the perpetrators of the heinous and inhuman act were believed to be living within Tamale.
The Regional Crime Officer therefore urged the public to endeavour to volunteer any vital information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the murderers.
From Stephen Zoure, Tamale