The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, has assured the wife and family of the late Charles Kwakye Agyako that he is committed to ensuring the arrest and prosecution of all the persons involved in his killing.
The Minister spoke to Citi News on Friday after visiting Monica Nda, the wife of the deceased in Takoradi.
Mr. Agyako was shot dead on Monday by suspected robbers in Takoradi while in the company of the wife.
According to reports, they were in town to shop when they were attacked.
The Regional Minister visited the deceased’s family to commiserate with them after Mrs. Agyako, who sustained some injuries from the attack, returned home from the hospital.
“We are very determined as a Regional Security Council to prosecute the matter till we reach finality. Two of the suspects have been arrested. Unfortunately, one is dead. We are interrogating the other, and we know that very soon, we will be able to get the other accomplices,” the Minister said.
Mrs Agyako lamented the conduct of onlookers who did not come to her aid, even after the robbers had bolted.
While expressing surprise at the development, the Minister assured the public of adequate security measures in the region to minimize crime.
“One of the difficulties was the wife explaining that even after the armed robbers had left the crime scene, she was not getting anyone to help her take her husband to the hospital. I believe that this is not a good attitude. One of the things we will do is to put in place additional security measures to ensure that, this does not happen again. We will not rest until we get to the bottom of the matter,” he told Citi News.
So far, a suspect, Inusah Fuseini, aged 25-years, who was at a hideout has been arrested for interrogation.
This was after one other person suspected to be connected to the robbery was shot dead by the police.
In an attempt to arrest the suspects, a shootout ensued and one of the suspects, identified as Shankiki, aged about 30 years, was gunned down whilst two others managed to escape on a motorbike.
The body of the suspected robber has been conveyed to the police hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
Police say efforts are underway to arrest those on the run for interrogation.
In the meantime, the Western Regional Police Command has offered a GHS10,000 bounty for information on the robbers.