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22 July 2017

Police denies arresting cop killers – MyJoyOnline.com

The Director General in charge of Welfare of the Ghana Police Service says it is yet to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime, which led to the shooting of two cops at Abeka Lapaz in Accra last week.

Commissioner of Police (COP) Ransford Ninsin says contrary to reports that the perpetrators have been arrested, the Service is pleading with the general public to assist with any information that will lead to the arrest of the criminals.

He was speaking at a ceremony at the Community Policing Complex at Tesano, Accra, to mark the one-week passing of the late Constable Daniel Owusu, 35, who was killed in the line of duty.

Related: Police officer dies in Lapaz car snatching shooting incident

Two police officers were shot after they tried to arrest two men riding an unregistered motorbike at Abeka Lapaz last week.

After mounting a chase, the men on the motorbike suddenly pulled a gun and opened fire at the policemen.

One was shot in the shoulder but managed to escape from the angry robbers, while Owusu suffered multiple shots and was pronounced dead at the Police hospital.

The men went ahead to snatch an unregistered Hyundai Elantra saloon vehicle.

Related: La Paz shooting: Deceased Policeman, colleague were unarmed – Interior Minister

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, led the Service, with the PRO of the Accra Police Command and other top officials also in attendance.

According to Joy News reporter, Maxwell Agbagba, no government official was in attendance as at midday when the event started. 

The family of the deceased cop called on the government for support to cater for the six children he left behind. The widow, Margaret Boahemaa said she is not capable of taking care of the children, most of whom are yet to finish their basic education.

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