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Gov’t will act on AG’s advice on killing of 7 people at Manso Nkwanta – Boniface

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President, Alhaji Abu-Bakar Saddique Boniface, has assured that the government will abide by whatever advice the Attorney-General (AG) would give on the report of the Independent Committee set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing of seven young men at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region.

The Independent Committee set up to investigate killing submitted its report to the Vice President on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

The Vice President subsequently forwarded the Attorney-General for study and advice on the same day.

The setting up of the Independent Committee was necessitated by the differing versions of the circumstances leading to the shooting and killing of the seven who reportedly lived in Asawase, a suburb of Kumasi, by the Police on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

A statement signed by Alhaji Saddique Boniface on Wednesday said “government wishes to have the matter resolved in as short a time as possible.  We wish to once again express our condolences to the bereaved families and to assure that no effort will be spared to bring closure to this unfortunate incident”.

Speaking to PrimeNewsGhana in an interview on what was entailed in the report, the Minister of State said he did not have the opportunity to read the content of the report.

“He [the Vice President] has forwarded the report to the Attorney-General because the Vice President wants it in a hurry so that by the time the President return from the US, everything would be set”.

Alhaji Saddique Boniface said “the Vice did not disclose the details of the report to us but we shall abide by the recommendations of the A-G”.

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