COP George Akuffo Dampare started the month of August right. This was after the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo appointed him as the acting Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service. His entrance was a welcoming one because most Ghanaians were happy about his name being mentioned as the new IGP.
His first month of being in office has already ended and the journey has not been easy. Various crime cases have been recorded in the country under his one-month-old administration, some of which include, murders, armed robberies, Ritual murders, and many others. There have been many cases in the month of August but we shall highlight a few that took the entire nation by surprise.
It was in the month of August that a Germany returnee, Emmanuel Kwofie pulled a gun and killed the mother of his girlfriend, and also stabbed himself. The story took the entire residents of Takoradi by surprise and it has since been described as one of the barbaric killings to ever happen in the Twin City. In the same month of August, A police officer was found mysteriously dead in a hotel at Nkwawkaw. The death of Sara Adjei was bad news for the entire police service and Ghanaians were shocked.
A young lady, Eunice Yeboah was killed by a stray bullet at Nima whilst a bullet from the celebration of a festival led to the death of a nine-year-old boy at Awutu Bereku. Armed robbers did not go to sleep in the month of August, It was a boot for boot affair between them and the police where they were successful in some of their operations.
An international journalist was killed by armed robbers in the same month of August on the Tamale Buipe Road. Armed robbers also succeeded in killing a gold dealer, Emmanuel Afful, and his friend, Kofi Asante at Wassa Juaso in the Amenfi Central Constituency of the Western Region. Some gunmen in the same month attacked a man and her daughter at Adzentim in the central region. As a result, the young girl who is only thirteen years was gang-raped.
One case that took the entire nation by shock was from Abisem, where suspect, Richard Appiah was grabbed for killing and storing human flesh in his fridge. Another ritual case involving a 13-year-old boy who has been beheaded by three suspects has also been reported.
All the above cases were recorded in the month of August after COP George Akuffo Dampare took over as the acting IGP, but there have been some achievements. His men gunned down three armed robbers at Shiashi and foiled their operations. Just recently, two armed robbers were also killed with four others being arrested to aid the police in investigations.
Just before the month of August ended, six suspects, Yousif Abdullah, Asante Edward, Kofi Poku, Dennis Atta Asamoah Senior, Dauda Appiah, and Dennis Atta Asamoah Junior were arrested for their involvement in armed robbery and murder cases. This is just the beginning, COP George Akuffo Dampare and his men deserve applauds for their interventions in the month of August. It was not an easy month but they did their best to make the country safe for all.
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