Police officer shot dead in Bawku

The Police has confirmed the death of a policewoman, Constable Regina Angenu of the Paga Police Station, who was shot by some unknown assailants at Bawku in the Upper East Region.

The Police in a statement on Monday, January 24, said “Constable Regina Angenu on Saturday, January 22 around 5:05pm paid a visit to Constable Erasmus Enkson at the Bawku Division of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service.

“On their way to Const. Enkson’s barracks, they were attacked by unknown assailants and the police woman was shot in the groin.”

She was rushed to the Presbyterian Mission Hospital but died while undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, the body is said to have been sent to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Security has been beefed up in the region.

The Upper East Regional Coordination Council has placed a ban on riding of motorbikes in Bawku and its environs.

The ban does not include tricycles but it affects both men and women.

The ban is as a result of the security situation and its volatile nature in Bawku and its environs