Police visit murder scenes at Nkonya

The policemen at the crime scene

The policemen at the crime scene

A team of policemen, led by the Director-General/Operations, Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno, has embarked on a fact-finding visit to murder scenes at Nkonya Ahenkro and Nkonya Tayi in the Volta Region.

A statement issued by the Ghana Police Service in Accra yesterday, and signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, said the team visited the two towns on Monday April 24, 2017.

It said the team delegated by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, from the CID Headquarters, Accra, to visit the crime scenes for further investigation, was accompanied by the Crime Scene Management Team  and supported by  personnel from the Formed Police Unit  and Special Weapons and Tactics section.

The statement indicated that on arrival at Nkonya Ahenkro, the team was briefed about the security situation in the area by the commander of the joint police and military taskforce, Captain K.K Kumi, who said there was peace in the area.

It said the taskforce was doing everything possible, including, intensive patrol, dialoguing with the chiefs and opinion leaders of the two communities, and public education to ensure that the prevailing peace was  sustained.

The statement said COP Yohuno and his team contacted the chiefs and elders of Nkonya Ahenkro, Nkonya Tayi and Alavanyo Kpeme, and assured them of police protection, and in-depth investigation into the crime.

It said at Ahenkro, the team visited the crime scenes and called on the paramount queen mother, Nana Otubea II.

The statement said the Regent of Nkonya Tayi, Nanain C.Y. Elletey,  implored the police and the military to ensure that a lasting peace was  brokered between the Nkonyas and Alavanyos, towards the development of the area.

It said the Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Togbega Tsedze Atakora VII, pledged his support and co-operations for the police in their investigations and encouraged the police to ‘process’ the perpetrators of the alleged crime for court.

The statement said the Paramount Chief opined that when people who commit crime were put before the court and punished, it would serve as deterrent to others.

It said COP Yohuno expressed the condolences of the Police Administration to the bereaved families, and asked the people of Alavanyo and Nkonya to promote peace

The statement said the team was accompanied by  the Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commisisoner of Police (ACP), Nana Asona Hinneh, and Deputy Regional Police Commander, ACP/Mr. Ebenezer Francis Doku; Commanding Officer/Formed Police Unit, ACP/Mr. George Tweneboah and his deputy, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr. Ackom; Commanding Officer/SWAT Unit, Supt/Mr. Theodore Hlomenu, and Director/Public Affairs, Supt/Mr. Cephas Arthur.

It would be recalled that the Ghanaian Times on Friday, April 21, 2017 edition reported, “the Volta Regional Command has confirmed the death of two people at Nkonya-Tayi near Nkoyna Ahenkro in the Biakoye District of the Volta Region in another shooting incident in the area on Wednesday”.

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