Immigration officer found dead near Ghana-Burkina Faso border


An officer with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has been shot dead by unknown assailants, an official statement issued on Tuesday (22 March) said.

Michael Otu with the Operation Conquest Fist at the Hamile detachment was found dead with gun shot wounds, the statement said.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the officer had had six gun shots from the rear by his attackers largely suspected to be smugglers. It was further established that the fallen officer might have had a struggle with his assailants preceding his slain. His body was hidden under a bridge whilst his motorbike and helmet were found some 100 meters away from the remains,” the statement signed by Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the spokesperson of the GIS in Upper West Region said.

Otu was shot dead at Kokoligu, a village between Nandom and Hamile while on night duty on the Ghana-Burkina Faso border.


“While we call for calm, together with the Defense Intelligence and police, all efforts in the pursuit of the perpetrators cum their modus operandi behind the callous killing of this selfless patriot is a necessity. We call on anyone with positive leads to volunteer same in order to allow justice to take its own course. We shall leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the perpetrators of this barbaric incident. They may run but they can’t hide!” the statement added.

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