Too early to conclude on contract killing – Security Expert on killing of two off-duty police officers


A Security Analyst, Dr Adam Bonaa has said that it would be premature to conclude the killing of two off-duty Police officers at Trassacco Valley by unknown gunmen was a contract killing.

He says the Police should be allowed to investigate this to ascertain the cause of the action of the gunmen.

Dr Bonaa further observed that the East Trassacco enclave in Accra also has activities of land guards ongoing there.

To that end, he says the owner of the building where the officers were living before the killing, should be invited and spoken to about whether or not the property is being litigated.

Asked whether this could be a contract killing while speaking on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Thursday, May 2, Dr Bonaa said “That particular East Trassacco enclave also has a high level of landguardism and so it is too early to say it is contract killing, let us leave it in the hands of the Police, let us not attempt to torpedo.

“You will want to conclude that this is something like that but it is difficult but then who is the owner of the property? The owner of the property I believe would have to be spoken to to know whether he has not offended anybody, is he litigating? Is the land in dispute with anybody? If it is in dispute and you have Police officers staying there then chances are that whoever he is disputing with will think that because of these Police officers that is why he can take this property. So we can proffer various theories but we should allow the Police to investigate this.

“As usual, I am expecting the IGP to be as swift as he usually would be to apprehend these people as soon as possible because this is too much to take.”

The Police announced that two of their men who were off-duty were shot at by unknown gunmen at Trassacco Valley in Accra.

The incident happened on Thursday, May 2, the police said.

The Police in a statement said they are on a manhunt for the gunmen.

“The Ghana Police Service is on a manhunt for two gunmen who fatally shot two off duty Police officers sitting in front of their private residence at Block factory, East Trassacco, Accra, today Thursday 2nd May 2024 at about 6:00pm.

“The gunmen did not take anything from the victims and sped off on a motorbike.

“An intelligence-led operation to get the suspects arrested is currently ongoing,” the Police statement said.

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