RPS murder suspect makes national ‘Bolo’ list

The ‘Bolo’ Program, aimed at bringing national attention to wanted suspects across the country, has updated its ‘Top 25’ most wanted fugitives list, including a suspect wanted for first-degree murder by the Regina Police Service (RPS).

Daniel “Juma” Drie ATEM, 31, is sought on a Canada-wide warrant following a fatal shooting on July 29, 2023, claiming the life of a 32-year-old male in the 2100 block of Broad Street.

Superintendent Trent Stevely of the RPS Investigative Services Division emphasized the significance of national attention generated by the Bolo program in locating ATEM, who has ties to several western provinces. “Our investigators have been working tirelessly to locate and arrest Mr. Atem and bring some closure to the victim’s family,” said Stevely in a media release. “This suspect has ties to several western provinces, so having the national attention generated from the Bolo ‘Top 25’ list is a huge boost to our efforts.”

In a new initiative announced during Tuesday’s news conference, Bolo Executive Director Max Langlois introduced the Bolo Lineup, an online contest incentivizing Canadians to be on the lookout for wanted suspects. Any Canadian resident aged 18 or older may participate in this initiative by identifying wanted suspects in a series of lineups. Participants will have a chance to win one of 100 prizes, including a $10,000 travel voucher, computers, gaming consoles, tablets, and gift cards.

“The Bolo Program is incentivizing members of the public to be on the lookout not only today, but in the days, weeks, and months to come,” said Bolo Director Max Langlois in the release.

“By taking a portion of the money we usually spend on flashy media campaigns and using it to reward people not only for calling in the right tip, but for, quite simply, keeping their attention on the campaign.”

Crime Stoppers programs across the country, including in Regina, are key partners in this initiative, ensuring tipsters can remain anonymous while sharing information and collecting rewards.

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