The Member of Parliament for Wa West in the Upper West Region, Superintendent (rtd) Peter Lanchene Toobu is hopeful that specialized teams sent from the police headquarters to Wa, the Upper West Regional capital could help assuage the current security situation in the area. He thus commended the police hierarchy for giving the situation the attention it deserves.
He said this when he spoke on the Day Break Upper East Show yesterday, September 19, 2022.
“Of course, what I have been told and gotten briefing on is that analyzing the situation, they’ve sent crime combat teams. They’ve sent crime scene experts. They’ve sent police visibility and above all, they have directed the Director-General of the Ghana Police Service in charge of Operations to take charge of Operations in the Upper West Region.”
“I think this is the highest level that the Inspector-General of Police can work. I just want to study it for one month and see its impact. They are there and doing a lot behind the scenes to see how we can nip it in the bud. This has the ability to go viral which we must endeavour to end.”
Mr. Toobu, responding the youths’ demand to search the homes of foreigners living within the area, explained that extreme circumstances call for extreme measures and so the calls made by the youth were not out of place.
Over the last five months, ten night security personnel have been reported missing. Three of the missing night security personnel were discovered in shallow graves scattered across the Wa Municipality, their vital organs had been removed.
The latest incident is said to have occurred last week. While it is unclear what the abductors’ motivations are, many believe the men are kidnapped and slaughtered for ritual purposes.
The body of a security guard suspected of being the latest victim was discovered in a shallow grave in Napogbakolee, a Wa suburb in the Upper West Regional.
On September 18, 2022, police exhumed Seidu Dakpuli’s body from a shallow grave containing some of the remains of the 49-year-old.
The matter has attracted national attention. To help manage the situation, 350 police officers were dispatched to the Upper West Region. The police officers have helped to raise visibility in the Wa township. According to Ibrahim Wangara Abubakr, Media General’s Upper West Regional Correspondent. He was interviewed on the Day Break Upper East Show.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana