From Francis Owusu-Ansah/Sara Amankwaa
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has put in place measures steps to fish out all the perpetrators of the gruesome murders being recorded in some parts of the region in recent times.
Accordingly, the police have intensified their investigations to unravel the mysteries surrounding those cases of murder this year.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, has said that the police are prepared to go after those murderers to face the law.
Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong disclosed that on March 23, the body of one Kwasi Bright, 18, was found in a pool of blood at Dormaa-Ahenkro with a deep cut on his forehead.
The body has since been deposited at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital mortuary and no arrest has since been made.
According to the police PRO, on March 7, the police arrested Abubakari Sadick in connection with the murder of Kofi Asante, 48, in Kintampo, and had since been placed in prison custody.
The suspect, with three other accomplices who are on the run, assaulted the deceased who died on arrival at the regional hospital in Sunyani, and his body had since been deposited at the mortuary as investigations continued.
The body of a-35-year-old young woman was also discovered in a valley at Nyamebekyere Nkwanta near Akumsa-Dumase in the Nkoranza Municipality on April 5, 2109.
There was a deep cut on the throat of the decease and a cement block placed on the chest. The police have since deposited the body at the Nkoranza St Theresa’s Hospital mortuary.
In August last year, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command mounted a swoop to flush out criminals and miscreants in the region.
Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong said in an interview that following the swoop, 51 persons, aged between 17-65 years, were rounded up from their bases at Nkrankwanta, Dormaa Ahenkro, Kyeremaasu, Wamfie, Berekum, Jema, Nkoranza and Techiman
Items found on them included, knives, hinges, bar cutters, tablets suspected to be Tramadol, wrapped leaves suspected to be India hemp, as well as substances suspected to be cocaine.
The suspects have since been arraigned before the court and remanded into police custody.
At the time, Chief Inspector Oppong reiterated the resolve of the police to clamp down on the activities of suspected criminals and fraudsters, to create a congenial atmosphere for people to go about their legitimate activities safely and peacefully in the region and beyond.
“The exercise would continue intermittently till the situation is brought under total control,” he assured at the time.