A 24-year-old Immigration Officer, Michael Otu has been shot de@d by unknown assailants in the border town of Hamile in the Upper West region.
Reports indicate that Michael was on night duty along the Ghana-Burkina Faso border when some yet-to-be-identified assailants shot him at Kokoligu, a village between Nandom and Hamile.
Statement released by the security service said preliminary investigations revealed that the officer met his untimely death in a struggle with his assailants who were largely suspected to be smugglers.
“His body was hidden under a bridge whilst his motorbike and helmet were found some 100 meters away from the remains. It was further revealed that his weapon was taken away from him by his assailants”, the statement said.
“While we call for calm, together with the Defense Intelligence and Police, all efforts in the pursuit of the perpetrators and their modus operandi behind the callous killing of this selfless Patriot is a necessity.
“We call on anyone with positive leads to volunteer same 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 said.