Some Angry youth of Kumasi have besieged the Kumasi Central mosque to demand justice for the 7 alleged robbers who were shot by Police officers on Tuesday.
The youth who blocked the main road leading to the central mosque on Thursday, July 19, were seen chanting war songs and burning tires in the middle of the road, causing a lot of tension.
Ashanti Regional Police gunned down 7 suspected armed robbers Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in a fire exchange at Manso, a suburb of Kumasi.
An attack by seven out of the eight suspected robbers on July 11, reportedly led to the death of a Police Officer with the SWAT Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The deceased officer, Lance Corporal Daniel Teiku, was on duty with his colleague, Lance Corporal Eric Nsiah, when eight masked men attacked the vehicle they were traveling in at Ayirebikrom near Manso Nkwanta on July 11.
Police upon intelligence then proceeded to Dome-Beposo, a village near Manso Nkwanta, and retrieved four AK 47 assault rifles including those seized from the police officers.
Friends and Families of the deceased persons have disputed the motive behind killing the seven men.
MP for the constituency, Muntaka Mubarak has since called on Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minister for National Security, the Interior Minister and the Attorney General to constitute an independent committee to investigate the case and present the reality of what led to the sudden shooting of the young men in order to get justice delivered to them and their families.
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