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Law and order restored in Nkoranza, we’re in firm control of security – Police

The Ghana Police Service says law and order have been restored to Nkoranza in the Bono East Region through sustained operations, and the Police are in firm control of the security following the recent chaos that hit the area.

According to the Police, the high-profile team sent by the Inspector-General of Police, which is by the Director-General Administration is still on the ground, leading the operations.

A statement issued by the Director-General of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Kwasi Ofori disclosed that the team has met with the family of the deceased, and held engagements with the Regional Minister, other opinions leaders, and some community members.

“So far, all the suspects arrested in connection with the disturbances have been put before court and remanded into lawful custody. We are pursuing others who have been identified for their involvement in the violent attacks and those who escaped from lawful custody, to bring them to face justice. We further announce that all the injured persons are in stable condition and responding to treatment.”

The statement added “as part of our investigations, the Police forensic team including ballistic experts have been deployed to Nkoranza to assist in the investigations. The investigation by the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) is ongoing and has been extended to include the police response to the mob attacks at the police station.”

The Police Service assured the public that it will continue to work to ensure justice is served to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, but also cautioned those who are capitalising on the crisis for their own interests, to desist from it since that will not deter us from executing our constitutional mandate.

Nkoranza last week experienced disturbances after the alleged killing of a trader, Albert Donkor, by the Police on suspicion that the deceased was involved in a robbery incident.

Following the alleged murder of the trader who the residents say was innocent of the crime, the youth of Nkoranza vandalized the Police Station and freed suspects in custody.

During the protest, the police shot dead another young man heightening the tension in the area.

The Police later arrested some suspects involved in the attack.




Source: Kasapafmonline

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