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Suame youth group beseige police station over “unjust killing”

Muslim youth from Tafo and Asawasi, all suburbs in Kumasi in the Ashanti region stormed the Suame Divisional Police Command in the morning of Thursday, May 24, 2018, in demand for explanation that led to the killing of their colleague muslim, Mustapha Halidu.

Mustapha Halidu, 26 year old motorcycle repairer was reportedly shot by the police patrol team of ‘Operation Calm Live’ on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Ohwim-Amanfrom near Barekesse in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti region.

Otec News reporter, Evans Agyei Sikapa, who was at the scene said the youth, numbering about two hundred, were in furious rage and shouting at the police officers on duty at the charge office and any police officer who passed by.

Speaking in an interview with the uncle of the deceased, Alhaji Seidu, he explained that his nephew (the deceased), populary known as ‘Malanga’ was short dead when returning from Ntesere, a community around Barekese, with his friends, where he had visited a piece of land he had bought.

“My nephew is not a thief, neither he is a land gourd nor a notorious criminal. The police have killed him for nothing and we demand an explanation from them why they shot and killed him. Till then, we will sleep here with them,” he told Evans Agyei Sikapa.

They are also questioning the police why they (police) deposited their brother’s corpse at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue without informing or involving any family member.

The angry family has vowed not to claim the dead body from the morgue for burial until a reasonable explanation is given.

Meanwhile the Ashanti Regional Police Command and the Suame Divisional Command are yet to comment on the issue.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Evans Agyei Sikapa

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