The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh has directed a specialized team of investigators and operations from the National Headquarters to support the Ashanti and Eastern Regional police commands, investigate the killings of two police officers.
The two officers were killed in separate incidents on Monday, August 19, 2019 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
While one officer was killed Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region, the other was killed in Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region.
A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Shiela Abayie-Buckman indicated that the police hierarchy is proceeding to meet with the families of the deceased officers to commiserate with them.
It further assured that it will deal with anybody or group of person behind the attack.
Read the statement below:
Two Police Officers have been killed at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region and Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region, respectively between 6:00 pm of Monday 19th August 2019 and 6:00 am of Tuesday 20th August 2019.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has directed specialised teams of investigators and operations from the National Headquarters to support the Regional Commands to investigate the two cases speedily and beef up security.
Meanwhile, Police hierarchy is proceeding to meet families of the affected Officers to commiserate with them. Personnel of the affected Police Commands will also be engaged.
Further, the Police Administration assures that it will deal with anybody or group of people who attack Police Officers. It also assures the general public that Police will continue to protect law-abiding citizens and residents in accordance with its constitutional mandate.
The Police Administration is encouraging anybody with information related to the killing/death of the Officers to report to the nearest Police Station or call the emergency toll free numbers 191 and 18555. Persons with credible information can also send emails to Police through [email protected] / [email protected]
Details about the death of the officers remain sketchy but reports indicate that the officer who was killed at Manso Nkwanta was in a gold-dealer friend’s car when he was killed by armed men.