The Regional Security Council Members on the directive of the Upper West Regional Minister Hon. Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, visited all victims of the Wa land dispute shooting incident including the deceased families to sympathize with them and to assure them that justice will be served. The Minister is currently attending a cabinet retreat in Accra and could not join the delegation. Consequently, he directed the Regional Security Council to immediately visit all the victims to see how they are doing and assure them of justice on the matter.
On the early hours of Thursday, 17th March 2022, there was a land dispute in a suburb of Wa leading to gun shots where five innocent people were shot leaving two dead and three others injured. The injured were receiving treatment at the Municipal Hospital in Wa but have now been discharged.
The suspect who did the shooting has since been arrested by the Upper West Regional Police Command and investigation has commenced. The suspect was arraigned before court and remandered into police custody. The CID Headquarters has taken over the case and has assured the general public that justice would be served and that all persons found culpable would be brought to book to face the law.
Speaking to affected victims of the incident on Sunday morning, Lt. Col. Francis Kwasi Gyemah called on the deceased families and other victims on behalf of the Regional Minister to remain calm and assured them that justice would be served. He noted that, the Upper West Regional Minister has not been sleeping on the matter since Thursday and that anyone found taking the law into his hands would face the law accordingly. He added that the Minister as chairman of REGSEC was so passionate about the matter and would ensure that culprits of the incident would not go unpunished.
The five victims include, Mr Stephen L. Mane a retired lecturer at Dr. Hilla Liman Technical University who is deceased, Mr. Alhassan Iddrissu a staff of UBIDS who is also deceased, Umar Amin, Haruna Umar and Hamza Erasung Hammad a student of UBIDS..