According to Municipal Chief Executive of Nkoranza South Daniel Owiredu the Police say their personnel and their families are not safe in Nkoranza and therefore there is a need for them to be withdrawn from the area for some time.
“He told us that currently, the police in Nkoranza are not safe. Some first facts he himself has received from them when he came and intelligence he has picked from the ground indicates that when they are left or to stay there working, the unfortunate might happen,” the MCE in an interview with Media General’s 3news.
The MCE made this known after the IGP’s delegation to Nkoranza led by Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno visited Nkoranza to access the situation on the ground.
Meanwhile, a level of calm has returned to the area.
“Since morning, [police] have been patrolling through the streets and other areas where these problems were coming from and as I speak with you the place is relatively calm and every activity that used to go on in the municipality is going on as we speak and it is cool now.”
The youth of Nkoranza in the Bono East Region this week went on a rampage as they attacked the Municipal Police headquarters demanding justice for the death of one Albert Donkor, a 28-year-old trader who according to them was allegedly killed while in Police custody.
During the attack, they freed six other suspects picked up by the Police as armed robbers a situation the police have also confirmed.
According to reports in the media, there was total chaos at the Police Station as the youth protested the tagging and subsequent killing of the deceased.
They insisted the deceased is not an armed robber, demanding that those who killed him in custody must answer.
There was the destruction of vehicles parked at the Municipal Police headquarters compelling a reinforcement team to be deployed from other areas to help maintain peace and order.
According to the reports, there were sporadic gunshots all over to disperse the crowd. Earlier, the angry youth of the town blocked roads and started burning car tyres to register their displeasure.