Authorities at the Sunyani Technical University in the Bono Region have beefed up security on campus following the murder of a security officer attached to the GCB Bank.
54-year-old Dabila Sumaila was murdered three weeks ago by unidentified persons who also attempted breaking into the ATM of GCB Bank.
Following the incident, the authorities at the Sunyani Technical University improved its security on campus.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Ing. Kwadwo Adinkrah-Appiah disclosed this at the 24th Matriculation of the University.
“It is worthwhile to inform you that there has been some security infractions on campus recently. In response to this management has put in place measures to protect lives and property on campus. Lighting systems on the streets have been greatly improved to provide adequate illumination to areas where miscreants may use as their hideouts in perpetrating crime.”
“Special arrangements have been put in place for the regional police patrol team to conduct patrols to the university campus at night to ward off criminals. In addition, management is securing a vehicle for night patrols by the university security personnel on campus, communication and other security gadgets are also being procured”.
A private security personnel of Thomas Security Services Limited, aged 54 assigned to watch the GCB Bank’s ATM machine at the Sunyani Technical University (STU) campus was on Thursday, October 31, 2019, found dead at his post.
He was found in a chair in his white and grey security attire with both legs and hands tied to the chair with nylon ropes while his mouth and nose were also tied with his white and blue-coloured jacket.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer said further investigations also revealed that doors of the ATM offices of Barclays and Ghana Commercial Banks on the campus had been tampered with, in an attempt to force them open but the culprits could not break it up.
Chief Inspector Oppong said even though the doors were damaged, the suspects could not open the money safes.
He said finger impressions had been “lifted” by a crime scene expert for further investigations, adding that, the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Sunyani Regional Hospital morgue whilst Police are searching for the assailants.