IGP deploys homicide detectives to investigate death of four at Akukuaso

IGP Asante Apeatu wants the cause of death unravelled

The Inspector General Police has deployed a special investigative team comprising homicide detectives and crime scene management to Akukuaso near Kwabeng in the Eastern Region to investigate the death of four people alleged to be illegal miners.

The IGP took the action following Saturday’s reports of the death of the four people, who were alleged to be illegal miners in Akukuaso.

READ: Four people found murdered at galamsey site in E/R

A statement on Tuesday said a special unit of the Ghana Police Service will be collaborating with stakeholders to “conduct further investigation to uncover the circumstances leading to the deaths”.

The statement says that preliminary investigations by the police indicated that the deceased were conveying an excavator on a pay loader from Anyinam to Extra Gold Mining Concession at Akukuaso but as to how they got killed is yet to be investigated.

The statement has, therefore, assured the public the police administration is in collaboration with the local police, community members and the families of the deceased to conduct full-scale investigations into the matter and has asked the public to also volunteer information.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Regional Security Council has engaged government’s anti-galamsey task force in a meeting regarding the death of the four people.

The death is said to have been perpetrated by the taskforce in their line of duty.

The Operation Vanguard taskforce has since denied the allegations claiming that the incident happened around 11 pm but the taskforce retires to its camp at 6 pm.

By PD Wedam||Ghana

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