Some residents in the Upper West Region capital Wa, staged a protest after it emerged that a security guard was killed on Friday (September 16).
The man was found unresponsive although there were no traces of blood around his body. Some blood stains were however found around the Wa Technical University, some meters away from the crime scene.
It was the 10th incident recorded in the last nine months, Citi FM reported. Residents are in fear as the spontaneous protest in the town destabilised activities.
“We are in perpetual fear, total fear. It is too much because these days, the streetlights on or streets are not working,” a resident told Citi FM. “When you even want to sleep in your room, you can’t sleep. We are living in total fear.”
Another complained that “we have all the security apparatus that you can boast off but yet our regional minister, MCEs and traditional authorities are doing nothing about the case.”
Security beefed up
The Ghana Police Service however says security has been reinforced in the area as it investigates a case of murder.
“In this regard, special purpose investigation and intelligence teams as well additional police visibility and crime combat teams have been deployed to Wa under the leadership of the Director-General of Operations,” the Ghana Police Service noted in a statement.
Read the full statement below:
POLICE BEEF UP SECURITY IN WA AND ITS ENVIRONS IN RESPONSE TO CONCERNS BY RESIDENTS
The Police Administration wishes to assure the people of the Wa Metropolis and its environs that it has taken cognizance of their security concerns, and the Administration has therefore put in place measures to support the Regional Police Command to beef up security to ensure the safety of all persons in the Metropolis.
In this regard, special purpose investigation and intelligence teams as well as additional police visibility and crime combat teams have been deployed to Wa under the leadership of the Director-General of Operations.
Once again, we wish to assure the public that we will continue to work towards ensuring the safety and security of all persons across the country.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH