NPP questions Ghana's security strategies, blames it for the 'recent murders'

The New Patriotic Party has called the country’s security strategies into question, which it says has resulted in a number of unresolved murder cases in recent times.

According to the party, these unresolved murder cases call for a critical review of the country’s security policies and strategies to prevent what it claimed to be “the growing levels of insecurity and unresolved murders in the country”.

A statement issued Tuesday afternoon and signed by Freddie Blay listed eight cases spanning November 2013 and November 2015 which it said are murder cases that have remained a mystery.

It has meanwhile expressed its condolence to the family of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, JB Danquah Adu who was allegedly murdered in his residence Tuesday dawn, as well as the late Ben Kwaw who was he acting Western Regional Chairman of the Party.

Consequently, the Party has directed all its regional and constituency offices across the country to fly the party’s flag at half-mast  from Tuesday to February 15 in the honour of the two party members.

” Our deepest condolences go out to the families of these two distinguished sons of our Great Party, and we also call on all party faithful to remain calm in these trying moments,” the statement said.

It expressed the hope that the Police will act swiftly and  professionally in their investigation into the alleged murder of the late MP in order to bring the perpetrators of “this horrible crime” are identified and made to face the full rigours of the law.

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“We call on all to avoid any form of unnecessary and possibly harmful speculation at this time,” the statement said.

Below are the ‘unresolved murder cases’ the party listed

• December 5, 2014- Branch Manager of Ecobank Ghana shot at Abrepo in Kumasi

• November 12, 2015 – Vodafone marketing officer shot dead at his house in Sakumono

• November 3, 2015 – Nkwanta South DCE in the Volta Region shot dead

• September 14, 2015 – Nana Adusa Gyapong, the chief of Atwima Koforidua in the Ashanti Region gunned down by unknown assailants.

• June 21, 2014 – Paramount Chief of the Nanumba Traditional Area, Naa Dasana Andani, killed.

• March 12, 2014 – Nii Ayittey Noyatse, the Joma Mantse, shot and killed by unidentified assailants.

• November 5, 2013 – Paramount Chief of Seikwa, Nana Kwaku Dwumah Ankoana II, assassinated

• March 13, 2014 – Fennec Okyere, manager of hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese, shot dead.