Islamic SHS Shootings: IGP removes Ashanti Regional Dep. commander; two senior officers interdicted

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The Ghana Police Service has removed the Ashanti Regional Deputy Commander, DCOP Kwasi Akomeah-Apraku from office.

Two other senior officers have also been interdicted by the police administration for their roles in the infortunate shootings in Islamic SHS in Kumasi.

According to a statement released by the police, the administration admitted that the Regional Command in Ashanti Region failed to employ a better approach in their attempt to calm the situation.

A more calculated tactics, the police says could have led to a more peaceful management of the situation without leading to the numerous injuries sustained by a section of the students in the school.

It is on the back of this failure that these top officials of the Ashanti Regional Police command have been sanctioned after preliminary investigations by the headquarters.

Following the shooting incident, about 25 students were hospitalised after Police allegedly opened tear gas on them while they were protesting frequent crashes of pedestrians in front of the school.

However, Regional Director of the National Ambulance Service, Sommit Duut said the service did not treat any traumatic injury like that of gunshot wounds. According to him, the students instead suffered respiratory distress.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare subsequently paid a visit to the school to get first-hand details of the incident.

The visit was part of investigations being conducted by the Police administration.

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare after his visit, assured students and Management of the school that he will look into the conduct of Police officers deployed for crowd control during their protest.

While addressing the students, the IGP said investigations will be conducted into the matter to ensure the necessary action is taken.

SourceABC News

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