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Acting IGP, James Oppong Boanuh, says he will leave no stone unturned in bringing the culprits who gunned down a female police officer in Tamale to book.
The police officer was shot by suspected armed robbers at a checkpoint at Malshegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. She was among three officers stationed at a checkpoint close to a fuel filling station Tuesday night.
The police service has announced a GHC10,000 reward for persons who volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.
Speaking at the family house of the deceased, the acting IGP said the service will not relent in getting to the bottom of the matter.
“I am here this morning representing the police administration as well as the entire personnel of the Ghana police service, and my purpose of bringing this high powered officers is to show not only to the family or the people of Tamale but to the entire nation of Ghana that, we drew this incident as a very serious one”, the IGP said.
Mr. Oppong Boanuh also indicated that his visit to Tamale is also, to commiserate with the police personnel who lost their colleague. “I am here first of all, to commiserate with the family members and the personnel who have lost their colleague”, he added. “To the officers or the colleagues of the lady officer and the family, what I will say is that we will live no stone unturned.”
Spokesperson of the deceased’s family, Jacob Mark, appealed to the IGP and the police administration to speed up investigations to bring the perpetrators to book. He also called on the police administration to support the three kids the deceased left behind.
“The deceased has three children, their education is important, I don’t know the policy the police has in place for these children,” the spokesperson said.
He also indicated that family members will meet to decide the burial date and communicate to the GPS.
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