The family of a 34-year old man who was allegedly shot by night patrol policemen in Kumasi is accusing the administration of unprofessional conduct.

The plain-clothed officer allegedly shot Akwasi Marfo when he failed to stop at the signal of the police whilst returning from dawn evangelism on his motor bike.

His family accuses the police of treating him like an armed robber.

The suspect has since been admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and is under police guard.

A brother of the victim, Duncan Boateng, told Joy News that it was wrong for police officers on night patrol to wear plain clothes and use a private vehicle for their operations.

Under those circumstances, he argued, how was his brother going to know they were police officers and not armed robbers.

But the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer told Joy News Marfo is suspected to be among a group that attacked a shop in Kumasi.

Chief Inspector Ibrahim Tanko said the police will investigate the case.

He said depending on the situation, plain-clothed police officers were allowed to conduct patrols with private vehicles.

Source: Joy News/Ghana

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