The Northern Regional Police Command is offering a Gh¢ 10,000 reward to any individual or group that will provide credible information leading to the arrest and prosecution of suspects in connection with the killing of the driver of the Karaga District Chief Executive.
The 44-year-old Ziblim Issah who was the personal driver of the District Chief Executive for Karaga, was shot dead by some unknown assassins at Yamo near Karaga on Friday May 28, 2021.
The Northern Regional Police Commander, COP Timothy Bonga Yoosa, at a Press briefing in Tamale narrated that the Police responded to a distressed call that some unknown gunmen had shot and killed Ziblim Issah only to find his lifeless body on the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
He said “Police conducted a search at the scene and retrieved four “AAA 32G” empty cartridges on the ground”.
COP Timothy Bonga Yoosa said the driver was on his way to Karaga after the Karaga DCE had asked him to pick the white SUV vehicle with registration number GT 8459-19 from a workshop in Tamale.
“On reaching a section of the road near Yemo, a village closer to Karaga about 30 minutes past midnight of 29th May, 2021, he was attacked and shot at from the Karaga direction of the road by some unknown assailants”.
“The driver veered off the road during the confrontation in what appeared to be an attempt to avoid the attack head-on. However the assailants got closer to the vehicle and shot the driver in the head at close range” COP Yoosa added.
The Northern Regional Police Commander COP Yoosa also indicated that the gunmen ransacked the vehicle after they shot the driver and took away his mobile phone and some official documents belonging to the Assembly.
He said investigations are ongoing to identify the suspects and establish the motive behind the murder and robbery.
COP Timothy Bonga Yoosa appealed to the general public especially residents of Karaga and its environs to assist with information in order to arrest perpetrators of the crime.
The deceased body was sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and later handed over to the family for burial in accordance with Islamic tradition.
Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre