The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza South, Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum says he can prove that personnel from the Ghana Police Service fired live bullets to disperse the youth who were protesting in Nkoranza.
The modus operandi allegedly used by the police killed a 19-year-old student and injured about 9 others who have been admitted to the St Theresa’s Hospital, receiving treatment.
Following the confrontation, Mr. Agyekum said he was able to gather some empty shells of the bullets that were fired by the police.
He insisted that the bullet shells attest to the fact that the security personnel indeed shot live bullets at the protesters.
The legislator stressed that he and his constituents will ensure that the Police Service is held responsible for what happened.
Speaking on Accra-based 3FM, Mr. Agyekum revealed that those who were shot are still at the hospital and under police guard.
“About 8 or 9 people are in the hospital now and they [Police] are waiting for the bullets to be removed from their bodies for them to be arrested”.
The Nkoranza Municipal Police Command claims that Albert Donkor was an armed robber who died in an exchange of fire with them.
However, the family has refuted the claims, saying he was picked up from home into Police custody, where he died.
His death has led to some level of disturbances in the community.
On Tuesday, May 17, the area’s youth went on rampage and attacked the Municipal Police headquarters to demand justice for the deceased.
They freed six other suspects picked up by the Police on suspicion of being armed robbers together with the deceased.
During the rampage by the youth, one person has also been confirmed dead, whilst nine persons, including three in critical condition, are receiving treatment for gunshot wounds at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital.
However, the Police have arrested two persons for their involvement in the attack.