Oppong-Boanuh (IGP) on Wednesday 5th August 2020 paid a working visit to the Savannah region and was hosted in the capital Damongo.
Upon entering the capital, He (IGP) advanced to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council (SRCC). While at the SRCC, the purpose of the visit was briefly captured in the introductory remarks of the Savannah Regional Police commander DCOP Bediako.
According to DCOP Bediako, the IGPs mission was to ascertain and have an overview of the security situation in the region and primarily prepare his men ahead of elections come December 7th 2020.
The Savannah Regional minister Hon. Salifu Adam received the team with honour and splendour. He expressed his gratitude to the IGP for his swiftness in responding to events in the past that compromised the security of the area.
The unfortunate public torture and ridicule which led to the death of 90 year old Mama Akua Denteh was mentioned by the Minister “ I want to thank you for remaining resolute and working hand in hand with REGSEC which has actually yielded results and I know with your unfailing support perpetrators shall appropriately be dealt with by the law “.
Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah also used the opportunity to request for a police post in Kafaba where the unfortunate incident occurred, Kpalbe (North East District Capital), Kito (In the East Gonja Municipal), Daboya (should be upgraded and some more police post in the District. North Gonja) and more. The minister also commended the efforts of the Regional police Commander in dealing with security issues in Savannah region.
Oppong-Boanuh thanked the Savannah Regional minister for the warm reception and for creating the right environment for his men to operate. The efforts of the Savannah Regional minister (Chairman of REGSEC) in getting some perpetrators arrested with regards to the Kafaba incident was commended by the IGP.
In the IGPs remarks, he cautioned citizenry against Mob justice and also asked for a peaceful election come 7th December 2020. “The request for the establishment of police post in some communities as requested by the minister will be heeded to as soon as I get back to Accra “. IGP added.
In the company of the Regional minister the team proceeded to the Jakpa Palace.
The overlord of the Gonja Kingdom Yagbonwura Professor Tuntumba Boresah in his address read by Abutu Kapori (Registrar GTC), thank the IGP for making some arrest with regards to the heinous conduct in Kafaba.
Yagbonwura also requested for some police post to be established in Makango, Kusawgu-Tulwe enclave etc. The King also appealed for a 24 hour police presence at the Jakpa palace.
IGP Oppong-Boanuh thanked the King for accommodating the police and giving them the needed assistance to provide security in the area.
Without delay, the IGP promised to expedite action on all the request of the King. The Regional police Commander under his instruction will provide security at the palace. And then a team will again be sent to come and prepare the grounds for the establishment of all the police post the King asked for.
Borejinkpr Habibu Muftawu