‘Police Yet To Get Mandate To Prohibit 21 Officers’

Ghana Police

According to the Daily Graphic, the administration has prescribed to the Ghana Police Administration to prohibit 21 policemen who were purportedly associated with the murdering of seven young men at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti region for suspected armed robbery.

The proposal by the legislature for their ban pursues a report presented by a fact finding council, which cleared the deceased of any wrongdoing.

An statement marked by the Information Minister, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and issued in Accra yesterday said the 21 policemen would likewise be exposed to formal police criminal examinations for their job in the shooting occurrence that started chaotic protests in parts of Asawasi in the Ashanti District.

The statement did not specify the names of the policemen to be prohibited.

As per the statement, there were no actualities before the board to set up that the perished people were equipped thieves who engaged in open fire with the police.

Among those who lost their lives were Musah Seidu, otherwise known as Baban Kande; Mohammed Bashir Musah, otherwise known as Soja; Mohammed Kamal, otherwise known as Tanko, and Baa Bont, otherwise known as Freeboy.

The statement said the legislature, in interview with the families and network pioneers, would offer help for the dependants of the dead people.

The legislature, in this manner, guaranteed general society that fair treatment would be followed in the quest for equity and called for proceeded with quiet and persistence, pending a decisive assurance of the issue.


The statement by the government is supposed to quiet pressure in the Zongo community, where the deferral in the arrival of the report had caused some doubt among the relatives of the perished and community leaders.

The Zongo community in Kumasi, before, had cause to gripe about seen stereotyping that had prompted the killing of numerous Zongo youth in the course of recent months by the police.

Cases and response

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, some policemen in the Ashanti region  gunned down seven people who they professed to be criminals at Manso Nkwanta.

The killings provoked broad requires a full-scale examination by some Zongo boss and common society associations.

The Ashanti Regional Police Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Kwasi Duku, at a news gathering, showed seven boxes, with each containing 25 rounds of ammo, 88 bits of ammo of AK 47 strike rifles and some garments that were recovered from the presumed equipped looters.

In any case, the relatives and companions of the expired rejected the cases by the police and called for examinations concerning the issue, to which the administration reacted by founding a reality discovering board to test the killings.

Truth discovering council

The Ashanti Territorial Clergyman, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, in this manner introduced a five-part board of trustees to autonomously research the conditions that prompted the murdering of the seven speculated looters at Manso Nkwanta.

The individuals from the fact-finding advisory group were Equity Obeng Diawuo, an equity of the High Court; Rt Rev. Teacher Osei-Sarfo Kantanka, a minister of the Methodist Church; Sheik Ahmed Seidu, Official Secretary, Office of the Ashanti Provincial Boss Imam, Mr David Adu Osei, Ashanti Territorial BNI Authority, and Mrs Emelia Ayebenu Botchway, acting Ashanti Local Organizing Chief.

They were not robbers

The Leader of the Police Open Issues Directorate, ACP David Eklu, told the Daily Graphic that the Police Organization was yet to get a correspondence from the Ministry of Interior in regard of the proposal for the prohibition of the faculty.

“We are additionally simply catching wind of the Data Priest’s announcement out of the blue, yet no order or correspondence has originated from either the Monitor General of Police or the Priest for the Inside,” he said.


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