Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery

Government is committed to ensuring that the many unresolved murder cases in the country are investigated and prosecuted, Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has said.

According to the Interior Minister, he has been receiving periodic updates from the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department on ongoing investigations into such cases.

“All outstanding murder cases will be investigated, completed and prosecutions undertaken. I tell you with all seriousness because I do ask the Director-General of CID to give me reports every week and he does. Not cases are going to be completed within the short time period that we expect but the two cases that have not yet been sorted out, the Suale murder and the recent alleged violence by security agencies are being investigated.

“Our own JB Danquah’s murder has taken a number of years to be resolved. One thing I want to assure you is that government is committed to investigating every criminal offense to its logical conclusion.”

The Police have been criticized for their handling of crime particularly murder leading to many inconclusive crime investigations notably the killing of journalist Ahmed Suale, former MP for Abuakwah North J.B Danquah as well as the killing of 7 people during the 2020 election and many others.

The usual refrain from the Police has been that they are still investigating but the fear of the public is that many of these crimes may go under the radar and embolden criminals because there may not be any real repercussions for their crimes.

The Minister who spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the National Police Command Conference explained that government will provide the necessary support to the Police to able to successfully deal with such cases to their logical conclusion.