Tamale: Slain police officer to be buried August 24

Source Citinewsroom

The remains of late Corporal Agatha Nana Nabin is set to be interred on August 24, 2019, after a requiem at the Holy Cross Parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Tamale in the Northern Region.

The Corporal and two others were stationed at a checkpoint on the Tamale—Kumbungu road on the night of July 30, when four assailants suspected to be armed robbers opened fire on them killing Agatha instantly.

Spokesperson for the deceased family, George Sejaah, told Accra based Citi News they have since notified the Police Service and the church about the funeral arrangements.

He said, “It was agreed that the burial would take place on the 24th of August 2019, after a vigil on August 23rd. The next morning that is 24th at Holy Cross parish, we would have a mass for the deceased, after that then the interment.

“After the interment, the final funeral rites would be held at the police park. That is the suggestion of the family. This has been communicated to the Ghana Police Service and they have informed us that they have passed the information to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).”

The Policewoman, with Number 5472, General Corporal Agatha Nana Nabin of the Tamale Regional Police Headquarters, was in the night of Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in charge of two other personnel performing snap check duties on the Kumbungu road near the Star Oil Filling Station at the outskirts of Tamale.

Sources told the media that at about 22:45 hrs GMT on that fateful day, an ash-coloured saloon car was signaled to stop on approaching the checkpoint.

Four occupants, all armed, dressed in military camouflage, over desert boots and wearing masks got down from the car.

The deceased on seeing them approaching reportedly screamed ‘Jesus, Jesus’.

She was suddenly shot at the back of the head with the bullet passing through the mouth and killing her instantly.

A second policewoman, on witnessing the traumatic act, made attempt to run to take cover, but was obstructed and fell to the ground at the filling station by a bench.

The armed hooded men rushed to the scene and asked her to surrender the AK 47 assault rifle, since they were not there to kill her which she obliged.

The policeman among them who scaled an obstacle, though sustained some injuries, managed to take cover and opened fire on the criminals.

At this juncture, since the firing was coming from an unknown direction and so as not to be overpowered, the attackers picked the loaded two assault rifles and fled.

When the Northern Regional Police Command visited the scene, one spent shell, suspected to have been fired from a G3 rifle, was picked.

The Police on Friday August 2, 2019 issued a statement to announce the arrest of some persons they suspect were connected with the murder of Corporal, Agatha Nana Nabin.

The statement further said the suspects had been picked up by the police to assist in investigations.

One of the suspects, (name withheld) sustained injuries in the course of arrest and is currently on admission under guard responding to treatment at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.


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