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General News of Thursday, 9 May 2019


Upper West Police begin investigations into constituency chairman’s murder

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The Upper West Regional Police command has launched investigations into the death of the Daffiama-Busie-Issa constituency Chairman of the NDC, Richard Bayivila Polibong.

Mr. Bayivila Polibong was shot in the head by unknown gunmen while returning from a funeral in his constituency.

Addressing the press, the Public Relations Officer for the Upper West Regional Police, Inspector Ohene Boateng expressed the Command’s commitment to finding the culprits.

“Investigations are ongoing. We are putting in place swift measures to chase them wherever they are hiding.”

The incident happened near Sagu, a village in the Wa municipality at about 9:30 pm on Wednesday when the chairman was returning from a funeral in his constituency.

The Upper West Regional Organiser of the NDC, Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, confirming the incident to Citi News said the chairman and his driver were stopped by four men but his driver, upon realizing they were armed, tried to speed off.

He said one of the armed men shot the chairman in his head, killing him instantly.

The body has been deposited at the Upper West regional hospital morgue.

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