Murder of police officer : We will leave no stone unturned to bring culprits to book - Acting IGP

By Wendy Amarteifio
Acting IGP, James Oppong Boanuh

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP James Oppong Boanuh says the service will leave no stone unturned in bringing the culprits who murdered the female police officer to book.

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, armed men attacked a police checkpoint and shot dead a female officer in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region.

The female officer was among three others who were stationed at a checkpoint close to a fuel filling station.

Speaking at the family house of the deceased, today August 1 2019, the acting IGP said the service will not relent on their efforts in bringing to book the perpetrators and assured the family them to exercise restraint during this period

''I am here this morning representing the police administration which we call the police management board and the entire personnel of the Ghana Police Service. My purpose is to show not only to the family and the people of Tamale but the entire Ghana that we view this incident as a very serious one. I am here to commensurate with the family and the personnel that has lost who have lost their colleagues of the lady officer and to the family, we will leave no stone unturned to those who committed this cowardly act. I have been to the crime scene''.

The IGP also indicated that he has dispatched a team of officers from the Criminal Investigation, Intelligence and National Operations Departments of the police to Tamale to support investigations into the murder of the police officer.

''Yesterday, I dispatched a team to handle situations like this. To protect the integrity of the work they are doing, I will not say on air the details of what the composition of that group is but I can assure you that its a competent team that has been sent here and I am very sure we will get them''.

Speaking to Starr FM, the family of the deceased appealed to the Police Service to do their possible best in arresting the culprits and also appealed to the IGP and police administration to take care of the children's education 

''We are appealing to the police to try and track down the perpetrators because the guns are still with them and its dangerous to the society . Also, the deceased has 3 kids and their education is important we don't know what policy the police has in place for them'', spokesperson of the family, Mr Jacob stated.

Meanwhile, the police service has announced a GH¢10,000 reward for persons who volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.