A Security Analyst, Adib Saani has said there is the need to improve on intelligence gathering in the communities across the country especially Wa in the Upper West region following the alleged ritual killings in the part of the country.
He also said there was the to take pragmatic steps to ensure that everybody is safe.
“We cannot let only the police deal with this, We need to improve our intelligence unit and open-source Intel from various communities,” he said on the Sunrise show on 3FM Thursday September 22.
Regarding the killings, Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Abdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo, said women and old men who are serving as security guards are mostly the targets.
He described the situation as worrying.
Speaking on the Ghana Tonight Show with Alfred Ocansey on Tuesday September 20, Mr Pelpuo said “the target group who are vulnerable, either they are old men who are watchmen at spots that are isolated from people, they go there midnight and kill the person.
“The other attempt was on a woman in her house but they didn’t succeed, she fought and freed herself. It means these predators of human flesh are still around and is a danger to society.”
Meanwhile, the Police have arrested the key suspect in the Wa murder case.
Suspect Kankani Adongo, was arrested on 19th September, 2022 at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa after extensive collaboration between the Police and community search parties, the Police announced.
The suspect is in custody and will be arraigned before the court to face justice.
The Police earlier assured that they will continue to maintain law, order and security in the Wa Municipality and surrounding communities.
A statement issued by the Police said the Special Purpose Police Intelligence and investigation teams working with members of the community on 18th September, 2022 discovered a body in a shallow grave at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa.
The body was later identified by family members of the deceased as Seidu Baga who was reported missing on 16th September, 2022.
The body was subsequently exhumed and conveyed to the Regional Hospital, Wa for autopsy and investigation.
Police are providing clinical psychologists to offer psycho-social support to the family.
“We wish to assure residents of the Wa Municipality and its environs that the special intelligence and investigation teams will continue to work around the clock with assistance from the affected communities to bring the perpetrators to face justice.
“Operations and combat teams have also saturated the area to ensure the safety and security at all,” the statement said.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana