The Ghana Police Service has said two suspects in connection with the chaos that ensued between the service and some irate youth at Nkoranza in the Bono East Region have been arrested while other perpetrators are being pursued.
“Two suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the attacks and are in police custody. All other persons involved in perpetuating this barbaric act are being pursued to face justice”. The Ghana Police Service made this known in a statement issued Wednesday, 18 May 2022
According to the police, the mob was allegedly protesting the death of an armed robbery suspect who died during a police anti-robbery operation.
“On Tuesday 17, 2022, the Nkronaza Police Divisional and District Headquarters was invaded by some irate mob who attacked the station with all forms of dangerous implements”, the statement said.
The police has however assured the general public to go about with their usual daily activities in the area indicating that has been restored.
“We wish to assure all law-abiding citizens to go about their socio-economic activities without fear or hindrance, for the police will do whatever it takes to protect their lives and properties,” the police said in a statement signed by DCOP Kwesi Ofori the Director-General, Public Affairs.
What do we know about Nkoranza chaos?
The youth of Nkoranza in the Bono East Region this week went on a rampage as they attacked the Municipal Police headquarters demanding justice for the death of one Albert Donkor, a 28-year-old trader who according to them was allegedly killed while in Police custody.
During the attack, they freed six other suspects picked up by the Police as armed robbers a situation the police have also confirmed.
According to reports in the media, there was total chaos at the Police Station as the youth protested the tagging and subsequent killing of the deceased.
They insisted the deceased is not an armed robber, demanding that those who killed him in custody must answer.
There was the destruction of vehicles parked at the Municipal Police headquarters compelling a reinforcement team to be deployed from other areas to help maintain peace and order.
According to the reports, there were sporadic gunshots all over to disperse the crowd. Earlier, the angry youth of the town blocked roads and started burning car tyres to register their displeasure.