KUMASI: 6 youth killed by police to be buried tomorrow

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The mortal remains of the remaining six out of the seven youths who were killed in Kumasi Zongo by police for allegedly involve in a robbery at the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region will be laid to rest on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Ahead of the burial, heavy security personnel will be deployed to maintain law and order and to ensure an incident-free burial ceremony.

Tomorrow’s burial ceremony is the outcome of discussions between bereaved families and the Council of Zongo Chiefs.

The killing of the seven people by the police sparked violent protests from Zongo youth who maintain the deceased was innocent.

One of them was buried two some weeks ago.

A five-member committee set up to investigate the killing of the seven people is preparing to wind up its work.

The Council of Zongo Chiefs says burial service will be held for all remaining six who are four Muslims and two Christians.

The Muslims have been identified as Musah Seidu, also known as Baba Kande, Mohammed Bashir Musah, Mohammed Kamal and Baa Bont.

The Christians are Razack Sule, also known as Frenchman and Oliver Konlan or Rasta.

The Secretary of the Council of Zongo Chiefs, Alhaji Musah Shuabu Shariff, given the details of the burial arrangement explained to PrimeNewsGhana that “the prayer “janaiza” will be held simultaneously at 10: 00 am at the Kumasi Central Mosque.

There will be a brief ‘Adua’ at the Central Mosque after the burial. The two Catholic Christian brothers by name Razack Sule, a.k.a Frenchman and Oliver Konlan, a.k.a Raster will also be buried on Saturday, 8th of September 2018 at the Tafo Cemetery after Christian prayers”.

Alhaji Shariff said adequate security will be provided, including the deployment of the military to ensure violent-free burial service.

“We want the military to come and man, we don’t want any chaotic situation to happen. We are appealing. We tell them we don’t sanction that and we will not sanction that and then the security personnel would be there”, he said.

Alhaji Shariff warned the council will not cover up anyone for acts of misbehavior at the funeral service.

“Anybody who does anything untoward would be picked up and he should not think that we would be there to help them”.

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