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Police place GH₵100k bounty on heads of Wa killers  

The Upper West Regional Police Command has put a GH₵100,000 reward for any person or persons that will volunteer information towards the arrest of the miscreants behind the killings of people in Wa.

It said the police are doing all things within its remit to ensure the perpetrators of the heinous act faced the law, and appealed to the public, especially persons with credible information on the menace, to assist the police in that regard.

Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng, the Upper West Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), announced in a statement.

“We continue to urge anyone with information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators to come forward and share it with the police.

In line with this, a reward of GH₵100,000  has been set aside for anyone who provides information in that regard”, the statement said.

The statement added that another dead body of a male adult had been recovered at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa on the night of Monday, September 19, 2022 following surveillance by the intelligence and investigative team of the police service.

“After the necessary crime scene examination, the body was removed and deposited at the Regional Hospital, Wa awaiting autopsy.

A pathologist from the Police Hospital is leading a team to Wa as part of investigations into the incidents,” the police said in the statement.

It added that a prime suspect, Kankani Adongo who was arrested on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa, was in police custody assisting in investigations.

Meanwhile,  the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is in Wa, the Upper West regional capital, following the killing of private security personnel in the area.

He together with some members of the Police Management Board and the Upper West Regional Police Command also paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of the Wa Traditional Area, Wa Naa Seidu Fuseini Pelpuo IV.

The IGP and some members of the Police Management Board and the Regional Police Command embarked on a security tour in the municipality.

First to arrive in the region was the Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery who held a closed-door meeting with the regional security.

He was accompanied by members of the Security Council to the palace of the overlord of the Waala traditional area where he assured the government’s commitment to ensuring peace and security in Wa.

The overlord of the Waala traditional area, Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo expressed satisfaction about government’s steps so far to restore peace in the Wa township.

The maiden visit of the IGP to the area is to update the service on the new security measures put in place to bring peace in Wa and the Upper West region at large.

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