A shooting incident that led to the murder of a businessman sparked protests among residents of Juapong Wednesday – prompting police action.
There is a serious manhunt for three persons in connection with the incident, police in the Volta Region said on Thursday.
Samuel Nyamador was shot dead while on his way home from work on Tuesday night in the company of his wife. Three men are said to have confronted the couple and shot the man, according to local media reports.
On Wednesday morning, youth in the area massed up in protest of what they described as the late response by the police to many distress calls after the incident occurred.
There was relative calm on Thursday morning as police cautioned residents against such hasty demonstrations and called for voluntary information that may help bring the perpetrators to book.
“We have commenced investigations into the incident. I remember very well, the incident that happened at Sogakope. Up until now, we have not seen anyone coming forward that he or she was the one who made the call to the police”, the CNR quoted a spokesperson for the Volta Regional Command, Corporal Prince Dogbatse as saying.
“But if this becomes the basis of agitations, demonstrations, roadblocks, hampering of the movement of other road users, this is not justifiable. So our resolve is to play up to our mandate and bring the perpetrators of this crime to book. This is our assurance,” he noted.
It comes months after a similar incident happened at Sogakope South Electoral Area in the Volta Region.
The incident on March 1, led to the killing of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli who happens to be the Assemblyman of the area.
The assailants, numbering about eight, reportedly stormed the victim’s house wielding guns and cement blocks amidst sporadic shooting. Mr. Adzahli sustained gunshot and stab wounds in the attack while the deceased’s wife also sustained gunshot wounds.
Whereas the family is demanding instant justice, many have also called on the security agencies in the region to step up their efforts in finding persons involved in the killing.
More than 10 persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.