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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 3 July 2020

Source: Ghanaian Times

Tamale police hunt for unknown murderer

The police in Tamale has launched a manhunt for an assailant who shot dead a man at Nyanshegu, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region.

According to the Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent Kwabena Acheapong Otuo, the unknown gunman went to a house and attempted to rape a young woman (name withheld).

“In the process of struggling, the gunman shot the woman on the right thigh,” he said in an interview with the Ghanaian Times here yesterday.

The crime officer added that while fleeing the scene, the assailant shot Abdul-Halim who came to rescue the woman.

The body had been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital mortuary.

The crime officer said the police would conduct autopsy on the body to establish the cause of death.

Supt Otuo said the woman was responding to treatment, adding that the police crime scene management team had begun investigations into the matter and appealed to the residents of Nyanshegu to assist with information that would lead to the arrest of the culprit.