The Central Regional Police command says they have tightened security in the region after another Police Officer was killed in a robbery attack.
According to the command, though the crime rate in the region is low, they have put in pragmatic measures to ensure that residents are safe.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ program, Public Relations Officer for the region, DSP Irene Oppong explained that there is no cause of alarm as the Police are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of the public, residents and police officers.
“Though the incident is unfortunate, we are calling on the public to cooperate with the police and provide vital information that will lead to the arrest of the armed robbers,” she said.
She added that the Regional Commander and other Senior Police Officers in the region have met to discuss how they will help to minimize the crime rate in the region.
“We have also assured the family of the slain cop that the perpetrators will be arrested and brought to book.”
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, has placed a GH¢10,000 bounty on the head of anyone who will volunteer information leading to the arrest of persons who shot and killed a policeman in the Central Region yesterday.
Around 4.30 a.m. yesterday, the lifeless body of Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Kingsley Kofi Boahen was found about 200 meters away from the Zen Filling Station on the Mankessim–Assin Fosu road, where a robbery incident had taken place about 2 a.m.
A statement signed by the Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mrs. Irene Serwaa Oppong, said when a police patrol team arrived at the Zen Filling Station in the Mfantseman municipality in response to a distress call about a robbery there, the robbers opened fire on the team, injuring two policemen.
It said about 4.30 a.m. the same day, the body of the deceased policeman, who was not on duty and was in civilian clothing, was found with gunshot wounds about 200 meters away from the robbery scene.
“Investigations are ongoing to establish the facts of events leading to the death and injury,” it said.