By Augustine Ehikioya
As aftermath of protest at Nkoranza in Bono East Region, Ghana Police Service has insisted that it is in firm control of security situation in the area and the environs.
It said law and order has been fully restored in the area.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Director-General, Public Affairs Directorate, Ghana Police Headquarters, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It said “The Police Service continues to be in firm control of the situation at Nkoranza and its environs where peace, law and order have been restored and residents are going about their socio-economic activities without fear or hindrance.
“The Service is satisfied with the strategic operational contingency plan and the general deployment of Police personnel on the ground in handling the situation.
“Regarding the number of persons affected by the attacks, according to the medical authorities at the St Theresa’s Hospital, Nkoranza, two additional injured persons have been identified bringing the total number of affected persons to eight.
“Out of the number, one person died while receiving treatment, two have been treated and discharged while the remaining five (5) are still on admission and in stable condition.”
It disclosed further that on the instructions of the Inspector-General of Police, a high profile team, led by the Director-General/Administration, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Christian Tetteh Yohonu, “arrived at Nkoranza at about 07:45 am today, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, to provide strategic leadership for the ongoing operations.”
It assured that the team will remain on the grounds for as long as necessary.
It added “Through a targeted intelligence-led operation, the Police have re-arrested 1 murder suspect who was among those who had escaped from lawful custody. Also, 3 additional persons have been arrested in connection with the disturbances bringing the total number of arrested persons to five.
“The Police are pursuing the other suspects involved in this dastardly attack on Police facilities to bring them to book and we assure the public that we will get them,” it stated.