By Sambiru Duut
Wa, June 20, GNA –
The Upper West Regional Police Command has denied claims that the police
administration is investigating certain persons suspected to be kidnappers who
have moved into the regional capital, Wa.
The denial by the
police followed rumours that they were investigating certain suspicious
characters, mostly foreigners, who have moved into the region with the sole
mission to kidnap.
kidnappers ostensibly engage in petty trading like sale of car decoration items
or other movable articles, who usually move from one public place to another
with their local accomplices, the source said.
But, when the
regional police command was contacted on Tuesday by the GN A to ascertain the
veracity of the rumour, the Public Relations Officer, Inspector Ohene Boateng,
flatly denied the allegation as untrue.
Though, he quickly
added that the Police had received a report that a three-year-old baby boy had
been kidnapped in Wa, it was later found out that the boy had died after
falling into a manhole in a nearby house.
entreated the public to report any suspicion of kidnapping and other criminal
activities to the police for swift action.
He said the Regional
Police Command has deployed Police Intelligence Personnel to certain
flashpoints and suspected terrorist prone areas as part of security measures
instituted to protect lives and property.
A conflict Desk
Study conducted by the Upper West Regional Peace Council identified over 20
flash spots in five municipal and district assemblies, with Wa Municipal having
six flash points.
said the creation of police and media platforms was one of the measures adopted
by the regional police command to gather information from the public for
effective crime prevention and control.
There had been
several reports of highway robbery, stealing and threats of terrorism in the
region recently, compelling many public transports now moving with police
escorts at night and during the day.
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