by Stephen Kwabena Effah

July 14, 2017

IGP places ₵10,000 bounty on daring Lapaz cop killers

The two assailants

The Police have placed a 10,000-cedi bounty on the head of two assailants who gunned down a police officer in broad day light at Lapaz on the N1 Highway in Accra Thursday.

Police have already launched a manhunt for the two and investigations are underway to establish who the two are and what their motives were.

The two, believed to be armed robbers, shot the unarmed community police officer, Daniel Owusu, multiple times, killing him instantly while a second officer, Dzibril Alhassan, was shot in the hand and leg.

Alhassan was rushed to the Police Hospital and the Police say he is in stable condition.

Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu who announced the bounty on the head of the two on Friday, expressed concerns about the rate at which police personnel in the country were being killed in the line of duty by criminals.

He said anyone who provides credible information that would lead to the arrest of the two daring assailants would be rewarded with GHC10,000, adding details of the bounty would be spelt out by the Public Affairs Directorate of the Police in due course.

The IGP was speaking at the commissioning of the Kaneshie Police Divisional Headquarters in Accra on Friday.

He underscored the need for the public to be the watchman of police personnel as they protect them from criminals and ensured law and order in their communities.

Mr Asante-Appeatu commended the people for their support in putting up the building and encouraged them to do more to support the police, especially in the area of office and residential accommodation.

By 3news.com|Ghana