The Inspector General of Police has ordered the immediate interdiction of two police officers for their alleged involvement in the murder of a civilian at Kasoa in the Central Region, ABC News can report.
Issifu Tahiru and Samuel Boamah, all of the Rovers/Kasoa Division in the Central Region were alleged to have shot and killed twenty-two-year-old Musah Mohammed at a drinking spot in Kasoa Friday dawn following a confrontation between them and some customers of the drinking spot.
The two officers, who have already been detained were said to have had a confrontation with some customers at JVC, a popular drinking spot at Kasoa main roundabout where they had gone to drink. Following a melee that ensued subsequently, the two officers allegedly opened fire, killing Musah Mohammed instantly.
The Police, in a statement announcing the interdiction of the two officers, disclosed that it has begun investigations into the incident, urging the public to exercise restraint.
“The Inspector General of Police has ordered the immediate interdiction of No. 43587 G/CPL Samuel Boamah and No. 48440 G/L/CPL Issifu Tahiru all of Rovers/Kasoa Division in the Central Region.
“The two were interdicted for their alleged involvement of the murder of a civilian at a drinking spot at Kasoa. Police has begun investigations into the incident and the public should exercise restraint,” the statement disclosed.
The Central Regional Police Command had explained that at about 12.30 a.m on Friday, the Kasoa Divisional Police Command had a distress call that Corporal Boamah of the Kasoa Rovers Unit had shot and killed a civilian at Kasoa.
The Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Irene Oppong said the Police, upon arriving at the scene, gathered that the two had gone to the spot to drink with Tahiru holding a side arm gun loaded with 13 live ammunition.
She said in the course of drinking, there was a confrontation with some customers, during which Tahiru pulled out the gun in order to frighten the crowd and restore calm.
It however, turned disastrous when Boamah, the other police officer snatched the gun from Tahiru and fired it, killing Musah Mohammed in the process.
DSP Oppong said the pistol with nine rounds of ammunition was retrieved from the police officers after which they were arrested and detained.