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7 robbers killed in Kumasi: Interior Minister, IGP storms Muslim Community today

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
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The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery is expected to visit the Muslim Community in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, over the killing of seven of their relatives by the police who suspected the seven were armed robbers.

The Minister and his entourage, including the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, are expected to visit the Kumasi Central Mosque at Jumu'ah on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Jumu‘ah in Islam is a "Friday Prayer" and the Minister and the IGP are expected to meet the Muslims Leaders and the youth after the prayer.

PrimeNewsGhana’s source at the Interior Ministry says there would be a press conference moment after the Jumu’ah.

Some angry youth of Asawase, a suburb of Kumasi went on rampage on Wednesday, burning lorry tires and blocking the main road leading to the Manhyia Palace to protest the killing of seven of their colleagues believed to be members who were shot and killed by the police last week Wednesday.

The angry mob continued their protest on Thursday when they stormed the Manhyia Hospital to vandalize some properties belonging to the Hospital.

It took the interventions of the police to calm the youth down after some properties such as vehicles were vandalized.

The seven were allegedly mistaken by the police for members of an eight-man armed robbery gang who had earlier attacked a sprinter bus and shot dead a police officer at Ayirebikrom near Manso Nkwanta in the Amasie West District of the Region.

The Ashanti Regional Police command said the seven, whose bodies have since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, were killed in a shootout.

They were alleged to have opened fire on the police when they attempted to attack a Chinese national.

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