UW: Police Increase Visibility in Crime Fight

DCOP Peter Ndekugri, Upper West Regional Police Commander

The Upper West Regional Police Command says it has intensified day and night patrols in the region as part of efforts to increase its visibility to meet its mandate of fighting crime and protecting lives and property.
The police has, therefore, urged the public to have confidence in the service and support it in the execution of its mandate.

Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng, the Upper West Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), who said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Wa, noted that fighting against crime was a collective responsibility.

This was in relation to some suspected cases of mystery murder recorded in Wa, with the latest incident among at least three within this year being the suspected murder of a private security guard on Sunday, July 31, 2022, identified as Mumuni Jartoe.

“The police are gathering intelligence that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects responsible for these heinous crimes. We are appealing to the public to volunteer information to help us apprehend the culprits,” Chief Inspector Boateng said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Reynolds Manteaw, the Upper West Regional Police Crime Officer, told the GNA in an interview that the stomach of the victim was cut open with marks of violence around the neck.
He said an autopsy had been conducted on the body of the deceased and released to the family for burial according to the Islamic tradition.

He said an investigation was ongoing to identify the people behind the act for them to face the law and urged the people to remain calm.

Source: GNA

UW: Suspected Terrorists Kidnapping Children – Police PRO Issues Notice

Upper West Regional Police PRO, Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng

The Upper West Regional Police PRO, Chief Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng has indicated that, a message in circulation suggesting Terrorists had besieged Bole to kidnap children can not be confirmed as being shared in platforms.

He noted that there is no official Communiqué from the Wa West District Police Command to that Effect adding that if there is any issue of such sort, the police would issued a statement officially and not through unapproved WhatsApp texts.

“The message being circulated isn’t from us, I have called the crime officer on it but we have not gotten such an information, even the Area stated is in Savannah Region though close to us, we shall monitor closely.”

People within the region are on High alert Including the Ghana Immigration Service, Several foreigners have been arrested and interrogated in the process after a suspected Terrorist was spotted at Senyere be in the Savannah Region.

Message being circulated

“Good morning members, Information from Bole District indicates that some suspected terrorists have taken custody of some school children . Kindly reach out to your people and school authorities around there.

Source: Wa West Police Commander.

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Source: Upperwestmedia.net