An activist of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Agogo in the Asante-Akim North District, Daniel Yaw Tweneboa-Koduah, and a Kumasi-businessman, Alhaji Alidu Sulemana, had been murdered under strange circumstances on January 10.
Tweneboa-Kodua was strangled to death while Sulemana was gunned down and all these bore the hallmarks of “contract killing”.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Ampofo Duku, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said people should be bold to provide useful clues to track down and arrest the perpetrators.
Making the call at a press briefing in Kumasi, he asked all to remain calm and not to panic, and gave the assurance that the police would do everything to get to the bottom of those killings and bring the criminals to justice.
The police have launched a manhunt for one Kwabena Opoku alias “Kwame Boozen,” said to be a dangerous criminal linked to series of robbery attacks in the Apramang, Atasomanso and other newly developed suburbs of Kumasi.
He is reported to have robbed people of their cars, money, mobile phones and raped some of the female victims at gun point.
His alleged criminal partners, Kwaku Owusu, Apraku Adabor and Williams Opoku, have been grabbed and are being held by the police.