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Bawku killing: Deceased family commend security; call for justice

Relatives of Mohammed Sandow Fuseini, the 26-year-old tricycle operator who was shot dead on July 29, 2021, at Sabongari in the Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region, have expressed their satisfaction with the swift manner in which the security apparatus apprehended the prime suspect.

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In a release signed by Winpini Sumaila, the family expressed their gratitude to the overlord of the Kussaug traditional area, Naba Asigri Abugragu Azoka II, for his wise intervention.

They appealed to the state authorities to ensure that justice is fully served.

The family further noted that the victim was shot on target contrary to earlier reports that he was hit by a stray bullet.

“We have become aware that contrary to initial reports that our son was hit by a stray bullet, the sniper did not shoot sporadically into the air but rather aimed at him and shot him in the head, killing him in the cruellest manner one can ever imagine”.

Below is the press release:

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Widi Clan and family of Widaan Atongi-Mbil of Worikamabo and Bawku, wish to express our gratitude to the Zug-ran, Naaba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II and the Security agencies in Bawku (the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces and the National Intelligence Bureau) for the leadership exhibited following the gruesome murder of our beloved son; MOHAMMED SANDOW FUSEINI.

Fuseini’s life was snuffed out on Thursday, July 29, 2021, while working for his daily bread on the streets of Sabongari.

He had no hand or involvement whatsoever in the land dispute which is reported to have triggered the shooting by these heartless individuals.

We have become aware that contrary to initial reports that our son was hit by a stray bullet, the sniper did not shoot sporadically into the air but rather aimed at him and shot him in the head, killing him most cruelly one can ever imagine.

Though very hard to deal with, we are guided by the revered Zug-Ran’s advice to allow for due process in our resolve to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book.

The family commends the proactiveness of the police in dealing with the situation.

We, therefore, welcome the arrest and trial of the prime suspect in the case.

Like many others, we are following the process keenly as we expect nothing but justice for our slain son.

Human life is irreplaceable and people who kill should not be shielded.

 

Winpini Sumaila

 

(For Family Head)

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