Two police officers arrested over missing rifle

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Two police officers have been arrested following the disappearance of one service rifle at the Sogakope Police station.

In a press release issued by the Volta Regional Police Command, the two officers are currently in detention and will soon be transferred to the regional headquarters in Ho to assist with investigations.

According to the police, the arrest of the two officers is not linked to the murder of the Sogakope Assemblyman, Marcus Mawutor Adzahli, so reports suggesting it’s connected must be disregarded.

Giving details, the police said the rifle disappeared on March 7 whereas the killing of the Assemblyman happened on March 1.

“Investigation so far does not suggest any link between the missing weapon and the murder of the assemblyman. Note that the weapon disappeared on 7th March 2020 whereas the unfortunate killing of the assemblyman happened on 1 March 2020. This is only an unfortunate coincidence and the command is resolved to get to the bottom of it,” part of the statement read.

However, four persons in connection with the murder of the Assemblyman have been arrested.

The suspects are currently assisting with investigations and are to appear before court in the coming days.

Mr. Adzahli was on March 1, killed by unknown assailants at his residence. The attackers were said to have refused to accept GHC30,000 from the deceased’s wife in a plea to save his life.

His wife sustained an injury from a knock on her head with a gun barrel and was stabbed on the shoulders, while their child was shot at.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has offered an amount of GHC25,000 to anyone that will provide information leading to the arrest of the killers of the assemblyman. The Volta Regional Minister has offered GHC10,000 bounty on the killers. The Volta Regional Parliamentary Caucus has also pledged to offer GHC15,000 to anyone who provides relevant information to police.


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