The Lord of Wa Municipality, Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, expressed her displeasure with the police response to the recent murders recorded in Wa Municipality.
On Friday morning, residents of Wa woke up to news of another private security guard missing, bringing the number to seven in the past five months.
Le Wa Naa, during a meeting at his palace with the Inspector General of Police on Monday, described the police response to the recent killings recorded in the area as a “reflex” response.
According to Wa Naa, the police could have reacted quickly and earlier to prevent sudden disappearances and abductions from increasing.
“We appreciate the actions of the headquarters to help stem the tides of what are now evident spiritual killings in Wa Municipality.
“When you realized that the killings were becoming too many, you sent a team of investigators to support the criminal investigations department within the area police service.
“When the police department in the area was again overwhelmed by the growing wave of murders, you sent in more men to bolster your numbers in the field.
“Certainly, however, in hindsight, actions can be described not only as knee-jerk reactions, but also as too little, too late,” the Wa Naa said.
The Overlord, however, expressed his gratitude to the police for their actions taken so far to calm the fear in the Region.
The inhabitants of the Commune were alarmed by the incessant disappearance of private security men in the Region.
Following the increase in the number of murders, three hundred and five police officers were deployed to Wa on Saturday to reinforce security in the municipality.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect behind Wa’s murder case.
Suspect Kankani Adongo was arrested on September 19 in Bamahu, a suburb of Wa, after close collaboration between police and community search teams.
The suspect is in custody and will be arraigned in court to face justice.
The Wa-Naa demanded that the suspect be fully investigated and dealt with according to law if found guilty.
On Sunday, On September 18, police recovered the body of one of the murdered persons believed to have been killed on Friday September 16.
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The body of the 58-year-old security guard was found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Wa on Sunday September 18.
A local search team informed the police.
“We got to a point and identified some items that we suspected were human parts. We went to an unfinished building, and found some strange materials there as well,” said a member of the local search team.