The Deputy District Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, Dominic Maaya, was on Sunday February 28, 2021, shot and killed by masked armed men at the Pelungu Market.
The motive for the killing was not known, but the police have launched a full scale investigation into the case.
And just over the weekend, two suspected armed robbers were lynched and their bodies set ablaze at Kologo, a suburb of Navrongo in the Kassena- Nankana Municipality.
The suspects were reported to have attacked a motorbike rider who was returning home from Biu, an adjoining community. They threatened the victim with daggers and a locally manufactured pistol.
In the course of the attack, the victim attempted to run away but was restrained by the suspects who beat him up mercilessly. His motorbike was taken, but moments after the attack, the victim raised an alarm which attracted the attention of community members and passers-by, who rushed to the scene.
Narrating the incident to this paper, some eyewitnesses said luck eluded the alleged armed robbers as some community members and passers-by mobilised and gave them a hot chase and arrested them. They subsequently lynched them and set their bodies ablaze.
The police later went to the scene and conveyed the charred bodies of the suspects to the War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo.
Meanwhile, on Friday, 26th February, 2021, students of CK Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Navrongo were robbed of their belongings, including laptop computers, mobile phones and money when armed men invaded their hostels.
Within the same week, three people were robbed at Nayagenia along the Navrongo-Bolgatanga highway. These attacks have left residents of Navrongo in fears.
Across to the Region Police Command, there have been several attacks of motorists in recent times, most of whom have lost their lives, and others who survived lost their motorbikes.
Though some members of the public have said they have lost confidence in the police, the Upper East Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, ASP David Fianko-Okyere, has told the media in separate interviews that they were on top of their job.
Rather, he called on the public to give out information on suspicious characters in their areas to the police for them to monitor such characters for the necessary actions.Read Full Story