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General News of Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Source: Class FM

Killing of 2 cops: IGP orders fast probe

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh has directed specialised teams of investigators from the National Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to support the Regional Commands to investigate two cases speedily and beef up security in relation to the recent murders of two police officers.

Two police officers have been killed at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region and Akyem Swedru in the Eastern Region, respectively, between 6 p.m. on Monday, 19 August 2019 and 6 a.m. on Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

Subsequently, the police hierarchy is proceeding to meet the families of the killed officers to commiserate with them.

This was contained in a press release issued by the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman on Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

The release added that the police “will deal with anybody or group of people who attack police officers”.

The police command is, therefore, appealing to any member of the public with information related to the killing of the officers to report to the nearest police station or call toll-free numbers 191 and 18555.