Few days after Upperwestmedia Team reported about the dark State of Wa School for the Deaf, some unknown persons have Attempted an Attack in the school.
There have been reports of an alleged intrusion at the Wa School for the Deaf by an unknown man amid the recent kidnappings and serial killings in the Upper West Region.
The incident allegedly occurred when one student went behind the girls dormitory to get water, which was confirmed by school officials.
According to headmaster of the school, Sylvester Bayor, “between the hours of 7:30 and 8:00pm in the evening, one girl went behind the girl’s dorm to fetch water and saw a man dressed in black with his face covered with a mask. She quickly turned back and blew the alarm.”
Mr Bayor said this generated fear among the students, who ran to their teachers and school security at the main gate to seek cover, thinking the man could be one of the murderers behind the recent killings in the area.
Serial killings in Wa
Recent kidnappings and serial killings in Wa have generated fear and worry among residents. On Friday, September 16, 2022, residents woke up to the news of another missing private security guard, bringing the number to seven in the last five months.
The latest incident was recorded on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, when the lifeless body of a young adult (yet to be identified) was found.
Further reports indicate that the Wa School for the Deaf is located close to the spot where the latest dead body was discovered. This, according to school authorities, has heightened the fears of students.
Mr Bayor noted that the lack of street lights in and around the school makes matters worse.
He noted that the school at night is often plunged into darkness as a result, and this puts the school at a higher risk of being attacked.
He further noted that, despite various calls to government and other stakeholders for help, the school is yet to receive any help in that regard.
Lead suspected busted
Meanwhile, the key suspect believed to be orchestrating these killings has been arrested.
The man identified as Kankani Adongo and believed to be in his mid-forties was arrested on 19th September 2022 at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa.
His arrest was possible due to an extensive collaboration between the police and community search parties to find people involved in this act, the Police announced.
The suspect is in custody and will be arraigned before the court to face justice.
Also, about 305 police officers have been deployed to beef up security in the area. Additionally, police authorities have also placed a ¢100,000 bounty on persons who can volunteer credible information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of other perpetrators behind the recent killings.
The IGP has also been in the area to ascertain the matter.
Source: The Independent Ghana