The police in the Savannah region have launched investigations into an alleged kidnapping case involving Fulanis located at Busunu in the West Gonja Municipality of Savannah region.
The police have also taken possession of dead bodies and deposited same at the West Gonja Municipal Hospital, Damongo for autopsy and further investigation.
The Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Agyekum in a situation report gave the following background.
On 30/6/2021 at about 1400hours, the Chief Linguist of Yagbonwura, Alhaji Afoli Losina on mobile phone No. 0243381371 accompanied by Gbanfuwura, Alhaji Abudu on mobile phone No. 0247588176 all of Damongo and the Busunu Fulani Chief, Alhaji Amidu Braimah of phone number 0246 509597, came to the Regional Crime Investigation Department (RCID) and the former reported that, at about 1100hours same day, one of his Children by name Osumanu Seidu age about four (4) years was kidnapped on 29/6/2021.
That a search party was organized to look for the kidnapped child and in the course of the search, the search party which was led by Adamu Amadu ran into a group of kidnappers in the bush. That the kidnappers started shooting at them and they also shot back killing four of them.
On receipt of the report, the Deputy Regional Police Commander, DCOP/Mr. Ebenezer Larbi, In charge Regional Crime officer Supt/Mr. Cletus K. Abadamlora, D/C/Inspr. S.S. Gbeve and D/Const. Isaac Frimpong in the company of the Complainant and four standby men on S/V No. GP 49 and GP No. 4784 driven by Inspector Bonney and No. 57169 G/Const. Frimpong Bismark respectively proceeded to the Scene of Crime in the bush, a distance of about four miles away from the Busunu township where four (4) bodies of male adults of fulani extraction with ages between eighteen (8) and thirty four were found dead in a pool of blood some lying in Prone and others in supine positions.
Each of them was found wearing a pair of black trousers and black T shirt. On inspection, all the four (4) bodies were found with multiple gunshot wounds. One Adamu Amadu who sustained gunshot wounds on the left arm was rushed to the Busunu Health Center where he was treated and discharged.
The scene as well as the bodies have been photographed.
A pair of white – blew rubber shoe, a pair of sandals and a pair of comboo, and four empty BB cartridges were found at the crime scene, and same retained for investigations.
The four unknown bodies have been conveyed and deposited at the West Gonja District Hospital morgue for preservation, identification and autopsy.
Further development would be communicated.
D/C/Inspr. S.S. Gbeve, in charge of the case.