By Augustine Ehikioya
Following the invasion of its Police Divisional and District Headquarters in Nkoranza, Bono East Region, Police officials in Ghana have been able to bring everything under control and restored law and order.
A mob had on Tuesday attacked the stations with various dangerous weapons while allegedly protesting the death of an armed robbery suspect, Albert Donkor.
But a statement issued by the Director-General, Public Affairs Directorate, Ghana Police Headquarters, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Wednesday, said reinforcement teams were brought from the Regional Headquarters and adjoining Regions to quell the crisis.
It said “On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Nkoranza Police Divisional and District Headquarters were invaded by some irate mob who attacked the stations with all forms of dangerous implements.
“The mob were allegedly protesting the death of Albert Donkor, an armed robbery suspect who died during a Police anti-robbery operation.
“Police responded appropriately to the situation including bringing in reinforcement teams from the Regional Headquarters and adjoining Regions to restore law and order.
During the incident, the statement said that six suspects, who were in Police custody, managed to escape.
Strenuous efforts, it said, are underway to have the six suspects recaptured.
It went on “Also, as a result of the attack, six persons were injured and sent to the St. Theresa’s Hospital, Nkoranza. According to the hospital authorities, one of them died while receiving treatment and five others are currently on admission and responding to treatment.
“Two suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the attacks and are in Police custody. All other persons involved in perpetrating this barbaric act are being pursued to face justice.
“The situation is under control and Police have deployed extensively at Nkoranza and its environs,” it stated.
The statement assured 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 property.”
The Police also thanked members of the public for their continuous support and encouragement as “we perform our constitutional mandate.”