3 suspects arrested in Kasoa police killing

The Ghana Police Service has confirmed the arrest of three persons suspected to be involved in the murder of two officers at Aplaku near Kasoa on Wednesday afternoon.

The vehicle used in committing the crime, an unregistered Toyota Camry has also been retrieved together with some relevant items, an update from the police said.

The officers, stationed at Kasoa MTTD, have were confirmed dead after they were shot.

“The public is encouraged to remain calm and provide information to help weed out criminals in our society,” the police said.

Serial police killings

Wednesday’s incident brings the number of reported police assassinations to five.

Last week, L/Cpl. Alhassan Asare was found lifeless in a plastic chair while on guard duty at the Dukes Petroleum Filling station at Swedru in the Eastern region at about 5:40 am.

His rifle was in between his thighs having sustained severe gunshot wounds on the head. The uniform was soaked with blood.

Three empty shells were found on the ground, a report said.

That was after an officer was killed in Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti region.

A policewoman, General Corporal Agatha Nana Nabin, was on July 30 killed while on snap check duties at Kumbungu in the Northern region.

She was shot at the back of the head with the bullet passing through the mouth and killing her instantly, media reports say.

The Acting Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh has assured officers not to be deterred by the attacks on them.

Speaking at the midyear church services for officers, he said they should be spurred on to discharge their duties of keeping the communities safe, notwithstanding the activities of the criminals.

Describing the assailants as cowards, the police chief said the force is well equipped “to fish them out.”

“This shouldn’t dampen our morale,” COP Boanuh noted.