An ex-convict, Yaw Peprah, has been killed after he stabbed a Police Officer, General Sergeant Bright Annobil at Berekum.
According to the police, Peprah was shot to death during a police manhunt for him.
In a statement issued by the police, “a Police officer, No. 38717, 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.”
The Police indicated that preliminary investigations established that the suspect, an ex-convict voluntarily accompanied the late officer to the Police Station after he was invited by the Berekum Police to assist with investigations into a case involving him that had been reported to the Police.
On arrival at the premises 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 by the Bono Regional Police Command to arrest the suspect on the night of Saturday, January 15, 2022, the same day the incident happened.
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.
Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has introduced programmes including the latest ‘Stay Away From Trouble’ as part of its crime prevention advocacy project.
Through these programmes it has been cautioning the general public against acts that could land them in trouble in a bid to curb crime.
The Foundation screens one-on-one interviews with prison inmates bringing to bear acts that landed them into prison and the difficulties they face in custody.
It has also paid the fines of many petty offenders for their release.