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Regina Homicide Suspect Makes National "Top 25" Most Wanted List

Today, the Bolo Program announced an update of its ‘Top 25’ most wanted fugitives and a suspect wanted by the Regina Police Service, for first-degree murder, is on the list.


Thirty-one year-old Daniel “Juma” Drie ATEM is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, following a fatal shooting on July 29, 2023. The homicide took place in the 2100 block of Broad Street and claimed the life of a 32 year-old male.


A second suspect in this case, 25 year-old Shedrek SAMUEL, turned himself into police in British Columbia in late February of this year. ATEM has ties to a number of the western provinces and the national attention that comes with the Bolo program is welcomed.


“Our investigators have been working tirelessly to locate and arrest Mr. Atem and bring some closure to the victim’s family,” explains Superintendent Trent Stevely, of the RPS Investigative Services Division. “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.”


What is the Bolo Program?


The Bolo program is a program that aims to bring national attention to wanted suspects across the country through various methods including large rewards, media campaigns and more. The program is free of charge to police services. You can learn more about the Bolo program here.


ATEM is currently number 14 on the list and, at this time, there is no cash reward attached to his arrest. Often, the national exposure of a suspect being named to the list is enough to get tips that result in an arrest.


During Tuesday’s news conference, Bolo Executive Director Max Langlois announced a new initiative on Bolo’s website called the Bolo Lineup. The Bolo Lineup is an online contest aimed at incentivizing Canadians to “be on the lookout” for the 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 collect 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,” Bolo Director Max Langlois said. “How? 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.”


A key partner in this initiative are Crime Stoppers programs across the country, including here in Regina. Tipsters can remain anonymous not only while sharing information, but also while collecting their rewards, all without ever speaking to an investigator.


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