Police announce ¢10,000 bounty for killers of JB

The Accra Region police have announced a 10,000 cedi reward for anybody who would provide information that will lead to the arrest of the assassin(s) of Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.

A statement announcing the bounty also asked operators of medical facilities to be on the lookout for suspicious character(s) with fresh knife wounds, who may seek medical attention at their facilities.

JB Danquah was murdered Tuesday dawn at his home in Shiashie by unknown assailants. He was stabbed twice on his ribs and abdominal area in yet another case of horrifying murders to hit the country.

No motive has yet been established for the murder even though three suspects were arrested and later granted bail.

A statement released and signed by the Police Director of Public Affairs Superintendent Cephas Arthur said a crack team of investigators has been constituted to investigate the murder.

The team is headed by the senior police officer from the CID Headquarters under the direct supervision of the Director-General CID, the police statement said.

Superintendent Cephas Arthur said the police are committed to unraveling the mystery surrounding the murder of the MP.

But not many are convinced the police would get to the bottom of the case given the avalanche of unresolved murders in the country.

On March 12, 2014, Nii Ayittey Noyatse, the Joma Mantse in Ga South, was shot and killed by unidentified assailants. A day later Fennec Okyere, manager of controversial hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese was also shot dead at his home in Manet. In June of the same year, the Paramount Chief of the Nanumba Traditional Area, Naa Dasana Andani, was killed under bizarre circumstances. Again one Arnold Nii Ofori Tackie was also shot dead in Tema.

A Vodafone Marketing Officer, the Branch Manager of Ecobank Ghana at Abrepo in Kumasi in the Ashanti region, and a Stanbic Bank worker were also murdered under mysterious circumstances. The police are yet to get to the bottom of these murders.

It is hoped the police will arrest the perpertrators of these heinous crime.

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