Cape Coast, Sept. 26, GNA – The Central
Regional Police Command has given full assurance of its determination to bring
culprits of the recent gruesome murder of some residents at Abura-Dunkwa in the
Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) District to Justice.
The Police indicated that they were firm on
the ground to maintain law and order to enable residents go about their normal
duties without fear.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Paul
Manly Awini, the Regional Commander, gave the assurance at a media briefing on
Tuesday at the Regional Capital, Cape Coast, on the recent security breaches at
DCOP Awini however, urged the public
especially the youth to remain calm and co-operate with the security agencies
to foil any security breaches.
They should immediately report to the security
agencies any suspected criminal hideouts of social miscreants bent on
destabilising the peace of the community.
Generally, the Commander described the
security situation in the Region as very peaceful according to the weekly
United Nation’s (UN) Threat Assessment Tools used by the service to assess the
security situation in the regions.
“As of yesterday, the security threat
measurement was at “level one”. This means the security here is calm
and predictable,” the Commander emphasized.
Giving further details on the murder cases, he
explained that the factors leading to the alleged murders were unrelated and
should be regarded as such.
Again, the police have visited the family of
the deceased and also met the Zambaramah community leadership together with the
Regional Chief and National Chief.
The police urged them to advise their members
to remain calm and assist the police to arrest the suspect.
Last Saturday, at about 8:45 pm, Mr Benjamin
Assuman Acquah, the deceased, who was a security man of the Ghana Commercial
Bank branch in the community, was murdered in cold blood.
He had disagreement with the suspect Ahmed
Issaka and went to the suspect’s house and was allegedly hit with a stick
leading to his death.
On the murder of the royal couple, Okyeame
Kwadwo Mensah, aged 48, and his wife Nana Afia, 42 years, he explained that the
police have apprehended a suspect, Maswood Ali Baba who has been remanded by a
Cape Coast Circuit Court to re-appear on Monday, October 8, 2018.
DCOP Awini said one suspect has been arrested
at Pra Awusi and was assisting with investigations.