Ghana’s Police has interdicted three senior police officers in connecting with the shooting incident at the Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi on Monday June 13, 2022.
According to the Police, the Deputy Regional Commander who was acting as Regional Commader in the Ashanti Region was slapped with double sanctions of removal and interdiction
The two others are ACP Alex Cudjoe Acquah, Suame Divisional Police Commander and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) George Ankomah, Regional Operations Commander were also interdicted to pave way for thorough investigations into the incident.
This follows the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampre’s visit to the scene for first hand information and ensure calm is restored in the school.
In a statement issued after the IGP’s visit: “It was further established that even though nobody was hit by a bullet the Police handling of the incident was poor and fell short of our standard operating procedure on crowd control.”
At least thirty students of the Islamic Senior High School were rushed to the hospital after the police allegedly fired tear gas and live rounds to disperse students who were demonstrating over incessant vehicular knockdowns.
Some worried parents stormed the school to demand for the release of their wards on Monday June 13.
The affected students were conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and other hospitals in Kumasi for medical treatment with some discharged including police officers who injured as a result of the incident.
“I should be worried but some of them have been resituated. We will follow up to the hospital and see how they are doing,” Madam Mary Owusu Afriyie, the Regional Education Director told journalists.
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