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11.04.2006 General News

Police Offer 20 million cedis in Bortianor case

By GNA

Accra, April 11, GNA - The Police Administration on Tuesday announced a 20 million-cedi reward to any person, who would provide information for the arrest and prosecution of culprits in the Bortianor incident in which a soldier was killed and two of his colleagues and two civilians were injured.

A statement in Accra from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) signed by Mr P. K. Ampewuah for the Director General CID said the offer was part of measures adopted by the Department to investigate the incident.

The statement also announced that one Elizabeth Agyapong, also known as Sharitu Abdulraman, who was wanted in a series of criminal cases in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi, had been linked to the Bortianor incident.

The said Agyepong is assisting the Police in its investigation and asked any member of the public, who had been defrauded by the woman, to lodge his or her compliant at the CID Headquarters.

The statement requested anyone with information to contact the Police on telephone numbers 021-784589 or 027-7311866.

The Military High Command on Monday said it had in conjunction with the Police began investigations into an incidence in which a soldier was killed and two others were injured at old Bortianor, near Accra on Saturday.

A statement signed by Colonel E.W.K. Nibo, Director of Public Affairs, Burma Camp, said preliminary investigations indicated that three unarmed soldiers went to the town with two civilian escorts for reasons still unknown.

It said the soldiers, who were perceived to be on a private errand, were assaulted by a mob, until one soldier died and his other colleagues and escorts sustained injuries.

A Police patrol team rescued them and those injured were conveyed to the 37th Military Hospital, the statement said. The general public has, therefore, been advised to desist from meting out instant justice to suspects and rather hand them over to law enforcing authorities.

"The Military High Command takes a serious view of such incidences and wishes to assure the public that the matter is under investigation", the statement said.

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