Yaw Peprah, an ex-convict who stabbed and killed a Police Officer in Berekum has been shot dead in a police manhunt.
“A Police officer, No. 38717, General Sergeant Bright Annobil of Berekum Station was on Saturday, January 15, 2022, stabbed to death by Yaw Peprah, a suspect in a case being investigated by the Police. The suspect was later killed,” a statement from the Ghana Police Service has said.
The Police explains that preliminary investigations established that Yaw Peprah, the suspect, an ex-convict, had been invited to the Berekum Police Station to assist with investigations into a case involving him that had been reported to the Police. He voluntarily accompanied the late Police officer to the Police Station.
On arrival at the vicinity of the Police Station, the suspect, unexpectedly turned on the Police Sergeant and stabbed him severely on the neck and other parts of the body and escaped.
The officer was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital for treatment but died shortly after admission.
A special manhunt exercise was initiated on the night of the same Saturday, January 15, 2022, by the Bono Regional Police Command, to arrest the suspect.
During the course of the arrest, the suspect again attempted to attack the arresting officers but he was shot and killed in the process.
The Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has subsequently spoken to the family of General Sergeant Bright Annobil and assured them of the support of the Police Administration during their time of grief.
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