Police beef up security at Chinto

osa 001The Nsawam District Police Command, has dispatched personnel to Chinto to beef up security in the area following the gruesome murder of Nana Kofi Mankata, the chief of the town.

The Nsawam District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Akwasi Kankam-Boadu who revealed this to The Ghanaian Times in an interview at Nsawam yesterday, said the police was not compromising on the security situation in the area.

He appealed to the public with reliable information on the murder of the chief and his driver, to contact the Command, and assured of the protection of the identity of informants.

The Ghanaian Times yesterday published that the Chief of Chinto, near Dobro in the Adoagyiri Nsawam municipality of the Eastern Region and his driver, were gruesomely murdered on Saturday night.

Nana Kofi Mankata and his driver, Richard Asante, 38, were shot dead by unknown assailants at the Chief’s rented premises at Adoagyiri, after returning from a funeral at Fotobi, near Nsawam.

Nana Mankata was shot twice in the chest and right shoulder, while Mensah was hit on the head by a bullet at close range.

The incident attracted a large crowd, including relatives of the chief who wept uncontrollably.

Chief Supt. Kankam-Boadu said his outfit received a distress call about the gruesome murder.

He said policemen dispatched to the crime scene, saw the bodies of the two people in a pool of blood.

Chief Supt. Kankam-Boadu said the bodies were subsequently inspected and conveyed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital mortuary in Accra.

He said the police had retrieved three pellets from the crime scene.

Additionally, he said investigations revealed that, the two had arrived from a funeral at Fotobi, at about 9:30 p.m.

Chief Supt. Kankam-Boadu said, the driver had parked the chief’s vehicle on the road and both were walking to his residence when the assailants fired at them, killing them instantly.

He said no arrest had been made so far, adding that the police had intensified their search for the perpetrators of the crime.

The Police Commander said investigations were on-going.

From Anita Nyarko, Nsawam        

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