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‘Barbaric, callous’! ‘You can run but you can’t hide’ – GIS tells killers of young officer

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has called on the public to volunteer any information anybody might have concerning the recent murder of one of its officers, AICO I Michael Out.

The young officer was shot dead at Kokoligu, a village between Nandom and Hamile in the Upper West Region.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 22 March 2022.

In a statement, the GIS said: “While we call for calm, together with the Defence Intelligence and Police, all efforts in the pursuit of the perpetrators cum their modus operandi behind the callous killing of this selfless patriot is a necessity”.

“We call on anyone with positive leads to volunteer same in order to allow justice to take its own course.”

It added: “We shall leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the perpetrators of this barbaric incident”.

“They may run but they can’t hide!”

According to the Upper West Regional Police Command, it picked up information about the shooting incident and proceeded to the murder scene.

The police command noted that preliminary investigation “revealed that the officer had had six gunshots from the rear by his attackers largely suspected to be smugglers. It was further established that the fallen officer might have had a struggle with his assailants preceding his slain.

“His body was hidden under a bridge while his motorbike and helmet were found some 100 metres away from the remains.”

Also, the investigation revealed that the deceased officer’s “weapon was taken away from him by his assailants.”

The body of the officer has been deposited at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital.

Until his death, AICO I Otu was with the Operation Conquest Fist (OCF) at the Hamile detachment.

He was on night duty at the Ghana-Burkina Faso border.

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