Some irate zongo youth of Asawase, today Thursday, 19 July 2018, torched the Asawase police station in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti region over shooting of some seven alleged armed robbers by the police at Manso Nkwanta.
The station was set on fire by over 50 young men around 11:30 am on while police officers were busily working in their offices.
The police officers and complaints who were at the time of the incident inside the station had to ran for their lives after they saw a thick smoke emanating from the windows of the station.
The officers after running for their lives had to fire a warming shot to disperse the youth.
Some artisans who work near the station were said to have intervened to quench the fire with sachet water since there was no fire extinguisher in the station.
The youth were said to have poured a gallon of petroleum product on the floor of the police station and set it ablaze with a lighter.
A net on the station’s window and a tricycle packed near the station had some burns.
A joint police and military team were deployed to the station to protect and maintain order.
The youth went on rampage, burnt car tyres and blocked some roads with cement blocks.
Roads which were blocked include Amakom to Central mosque, Denkyem to Central mosque, Sawaba to central mosque, and central mosque to Aboabo station.
The youth say the seven deceased persons were not criminals as the police have alleged.