Tamale: Five suspects arrested over police woman’s murder





Thursday, 2 August 2019



At least five suspects are in the grips of the police over the murder of a policewoman in Tamale on Tuesday.





Highly placed police sources say one of the suspects sustained gunshot wound during the operation Thursday evening.


The crack Police investigation team was able to retrieve the two stolen weapons from the team at a snap checkpoint and the camouflage military uniform the alleged robbers wore for the operation from the room of one of the suspects.


The police have promised a GhC10,000 reward to informants who will help arrest the culprits.


The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. James Oppong Boanuh, visited Tamale Thursday to assure the family that “no stone will be left unturned” to tailgate the culprits.


Speaking at the family house of the deceased, the acting IGP said the service will not relent in getting to the bottom of the matter.


“I am here this morning representing the police administration as well as the entire personnel of the Ghana police service, and my purpose of bringing this high powered officers is to show not only to the family or the people of Tamale but to the entire nation of Ghana that, we drew this incident as a very serious one”, the IGP said.



Mr Oppong Boanuh also indicated that his visit to Tamale is also, to commiserate with the police personnel who lost their colleague.


“I am here first of all, to commiserate with the family members and the personnel who have lost their colleague”, he added. “To the officers or the colleagues of the lady officer and the family, what I will say is that we will live no stone unturned.”