Tension remains high in Accra


—as Police held Crunch meeting over Killing of Colleague

Tension remained high in the capital city, Accra as the Police hierarchy held a crunch meeting over the latest killing of a police Inspector at Kwabenya, a suburb in the Greater Accra Region.

Information picked by THE REPUBLIC indicate that, the police administration are very peeved after the attacked which left one of their owns, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi, slained on duty.

It is not clear what would be the final decision by the police to stem the crippling phenomenon of attack and killing of security officers since 2017, when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over governance of the country.

The latest incident where some unknown gun men stormed the Kawbenya Police Station on Sunday dawn, 21st January,2018, shot and injured all officers on duty caused for alarm.

The unknown gun men succeeded in breaking into the cells and freed seven of their partners in crime who were in detention for some offenses against the state.

A senior officer, Insp. Ashilevi who was on routing supervision duty at the time was not spare by the harden criminals. He was said to have sustained gun shots and rushed to the Hospital.

Unfortunately, Insp Ashilevi did not survive the gun shots and passed on in the early hours of Sunday January 21.

The incident has added numerous of such in the country against police and in addition to the gruesome murder of Major Maxwell Mahama Adama, a Military captain at Denkyira-Oboasi in the Central Region.

The police services at this time round are not taking the incident lightly and has therefore held a high power meeting over the matter.

It further gathered that the police hierarchy would in the coming days hold similar meetings with regional and divisional commanders to map out strategies to stem the unending attack on policemen.

The police have since launch a manhunt for the arrest of both the suspects who carried out the attack and the fugitive.

Information in the sciatic media indicated that police have arrested some of the fugitives but the press release by the Accra Regional Police Command denied that the fugitives are arrested, stating they are still working hard to bring the perpetrators to book.


Source: therepublicnewsonline.com

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