The circumstances surrounding the killing of a police officer during a daylight robbery at a Star Oil Company petrol station in the Ablekuma-Fanmilk region of the Greater Accra Region have drawn the attention of Mr Peter Lachene Toobu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa West Constituency.
He has questioned why the police officer was not appropriately clothed for the task of accompanying a bullion truck in his capacity as the Ranking Member of the Defence and Interior Select Committee of Parliament.
He said, “These are problems that the police management must try to find solutions to.
Mr. Toobu stressed that the officer may have survived the assault if he had been wearing a ballistic jacket and helmet.
He urged the police administration to respond to questions about the briefing the officer received from his commanding officer before to performing the assignment, arguing that he ought to have been dressed correctly.
The assailants were only able to fire through the car by opening its door before shooting the officer, which led the MP to speculate that it could have been armoured.
Mr. Toobu encouraged the police hierarchy to detain the driver of the car, viewing him as the main suspect, during an interview on the Ghana Yensom morning programme on Accra 100.5 FM.
He urged the detectives to reproduce the crime scene in its entirety since he thinks there is more to the occurrence.
Mr. Toobu also asked the Inspector General of Police to step up efforts to combat crime since it might be difficult to live in Ghana when one is afraid of crime.