Volta DCEs Question Nkwanta Police Chief


AS THE police continue investigations into the murder of the Nkwanta South District Chief Executive (DCE), Peter Kojo Kenyenso, municipal and district chief executives (MDCEs) in the Volta Region have expressed disappointment in the Nkwanta Police.

According to them, the conduct of the Nkwanta District Police Commander, Supt Joseph Ackah, prior to the death of the DCE was questionable.

They hinted to the press that their late colleague had earlier complained severally of threats on his life, and hence requested for security which was not provided as at the time of his death.

Although they could not ascertain if their colleague had made a formal complaint, they found it strange that the police could not safeguard the life of the President’s representative of the area and the Chairman of the District Security Committee (DISEC).

They have, therefore, called on the police administration to question and recall Supt Joseph Ackah over events preceding the gruesome killing of their colleague DCE, Peter Kojo Kenyenso.

The DCE for Adaklu, Emmanuel Sky Ganaku who spoke with the consent of his colleagues said, ‘Severally, Peter complained that there are a lot of threats on his life, so they should provide him security, so we don’t know why the District Police Commander did not provide security for him. When this thing happened, we think that the District Police Commander should be called for questioning. ‘

The MDCEs were also unhappy about the fact that although the DCE’s residence was isolated, it did not convince the police to provide him security. The late DCE’s residence which is located on top of an isolated hill is surrounded with bushes and has no fencing. It is currently under armed security guard after the incident, as investigators from the Police Homicide Unit gather facts to track down the perpetrators.

The MDCEs made the claim after they joined the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah and the Volta Regional Minister, Helen Adwoa Ntoso, to visit Nkwanta, familiarise themselves with developments so far and sympathise with the family and residents of the district.

Members of the Regional Security Council were also on the tour.

Julius Debra, Ntoso Weep
Helen Ntoso could not hold back her tears when she met with the family members and chiefs of Chala Traditional Area, where the deceased hails from.

The late DCE is a native of Keri, which is under the Chala Traditional Area.

In her a rather somber voice, she was hopeful that ‘the perpetrators will surely be exposed by God who abhors murder.’

She, therefore, reiterated the need for the state to provide security guards for government appointees.

Mr Debrah in his message dared the perpetrators to prove their bravery by owning up to the crime.

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development also assured the family of the late DCE of government’s commitment to bringing to book the perpetrators of the crime.

He encouraged residents to promptly volunteer information to aid investigations by the police.

Nana Atta Boaresa, Adontenhene of Challa Traditional Area, in an address through a spokesperson called for tightened security in the area as violent attacks in the area have increased in recent times.

From Fred Duodu, Nkwanta ( [email protected] )

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