Families of two persons who were allegedly killed by stray bullets in last Thursday’s shooting incident in Wa, over a disputed parcel of land have indicated that they seek nothing but justice for their loss.
Former lecturer of the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University, Stephen Mane and an administrative officer at the Simon Dieddong Dombo University for Integrated Business Studies, Iddrisu Alhassan were shot dead by Abdul Rahman Yunusah, a former Team Manager of the Wa All-Stars Football Club over a land dispute, while four others got injured.
Speaking after a visit by members of the Upper West Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to commiserate with families of the victims, spokesperson for the family of the late Stephen Langton Mane, Frank Yen demanded that justice be served.
“What we are just asking for, is just like your speaker rightly said, is justice, nothing more, nothing less. We are in pain and we don’t see why we should be in this situation within this time of our life,” he said.
The situation was not different with families of the late administrative officer at the Simon Dieddong Dombo University for Integrated Business Studies, Iddrisu Alhassan.
Spokesperson for the family, Alhassan Abdul Rahman demanded that the Police update the family, at least, every three days on progress with investigations into the shooting.
“…They should send a delegation that would come over here to gather the elders once again and give us an update that this is where we have gotten to with the investigation which is different from the request from the Police that the families would rather move to wherever they are and seek for the update which as a family, we are not in agreement with,” he noted.
JoyNews’ Upper West Correspondent, Rafiq salam who was present at the meeting reports that REGSEC assured the families of working to ensure that persons found culpable in the deadly act, are severely dealt with accordingly.
“We want to assure you that never will anyone who is culpable in this, be covered. It won’t happen, so we want you to continue to remain calm, continue to have trust in us and that we will do the right thing as the law requires,” leader of the delegation of REGSEC, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kwesi Gyimah stated.
The suspect, Abdul Rahman Yunusah would reappear in Court on March 25 after the Court, presided over by Mr. Maxwell Titriku, refused his plea for bail.
The 61-year-old businessman has been charged with two counts of murder and three counts of causing harm, contrary to sections 46 and 69 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).
The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peter Ndegugri, named some other persons who sustained injuries as Haruna Umar, 44, a driver, Hamza Hamid Erasug, 19, student, and Amish Umar, 18, driver.
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