In Upper West Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Wa

Constable Edmund Kokovi was killed when he got down from his motorbike and confronted two suspected armed robbers who were speeding on a motorbike to slow down.

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play Constable Edmund Kokoviwas was returning from duty on a passenger motor bike when he encountered the robbers who were from a robbery operations on a motor bike.
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A manhunt is under in Wa in the Upper West Region after a police officer was fatally shot while returning from duty, authorities said.

Constable Edmund Kokovi was killed when he got down from his motorbike and confronted two suspected armed robbers who were speeding on a motorbike to slow down.

"But instead of slowing down, the two motorbikes got ahead him and he got down to warn them. As soon as he got down one of the suspects fired him from the bush because they saw that he was a Policeman," the crime officer for the Upper West Regional Police Service, Supt. Alhaji Fuseini Musa Awenaba narrated.

Kokovi was rushed to District Hospital in Wechiau where he died.

Supt. Awenaba says the police is hopeful the culprits of the heinous crime would be arrested soon although they have not yet had any solid information that could lead to their arrest.

“We have left information around with people in the community. Maybe they might have seen such people during the night," he said.

"So, for now, we have had not had any concrete information that would lead to the arrest of the people. But we believe that with the enthusiasm shown by the people in the community, they’re going to help us trace the culprits involved and get them arrested,” he added.

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