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Asawase Killings: IGP To Brief Defence And Interior C’ttee

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante Apeatu is expected to brief the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament later Monday July 23, 2018 on the killing of some seven suspected criminals in Kumasi.

The Minority ahead of the meeting want parliament through the committee to conduct an independent investigation into the incident if government fails to commission an independent probe.

In a statement, a minority member of the committee Muhammed Bawa Braimah said the actions of the police must be scrutinized.

Meanwhile, government is to set up an Independent Committee to investigate the killing of seven suspected criminals in Asawase, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region by Police.

Violence Friday erupted in Asawase after irate youth disrupted a meeting between the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, the Interior Minister, Zongo development Minister and the leadership of the Zongo youth in Asawase.

The chaos at Asawase followed the shooting and killing of some seven suspected robbers by the Police on Tuesday. However, relatives and members of the New Patriotic Party in the region have claimed the suspects were not robbers as claimed by the Police.

The irate youth who besieged the Central mosque in Asawase succeeded in chasing away the IGP and his security capos from holding their planned meeting to ensure peace in the community.

Government said in a statement Saturday that the setting up of the Independent Committee was necessitated by the differing versions of the circumstances leading to the killings.

“Since the Police and the families of the seven young men have different versions of the occurrence, government has decided to set up an Independent Committee to investigate the matter.

“Once again, government calls on members of the Zongo Community to exercise restraint while the matter is being investigated,” the statement signed by Deputy Information Minister Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto stated.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com

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