The Bono East Regional Minister says he does not know who ordered the Police to shoot and kill when they clashed with the youth of Nkoranza on Tuesday.

Kwasi Adu-Gyan said he was not there when the directive was given.

“I don’t know who gave the orders. I was not there when the orders were given. I had left there. Immediately the reinforcement came, I left the scene for them to take over,” he told JoyNews’ Blessed Sogah on Wednesday, May 18.

The Regional Minister however admitted he called for the reinforcement when the youth besieged the Nkoranza Municipal Police Station.

According to him, he asked the Regional Police Command to help rescue his officers at Nkoranza.

“I called for the reinforcement. I called the Regional Commander that they should bring reinforcement to come and rescue their colleagues at the Nkoranza Police Station.”

“So immediately they came, we withdrew because we have been there for all that time, and we thought it wasn’t our work to be there.”

Meanwhile, he said “the Police have taken vantage positions and the place is relatively calm,” he added.

Background

The Nkoranza Municipal Police Command claims that Albert Donkor was an armed robber who died in an exchange of fire with them.

However, the family has refuted the claims, saying he was picked up from home into Police custody where he died.

His death has led to some level of disturbances in the community.

On Tuesday, May 17, the area’s youth went on a rampage and attacked the Municipal Police headquarters in a bid to demand justice for the deceased.

They freed six other suspects picked up by the Police on suspicion of being armed robbers together with the deceased.

During the rampage by the youth, one person has also been confirmed dead whilst nine persons, including three in critical condition, are receiving treatment for gunshot wounds at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital.

However, the Police have arrested two persons for their involvement in the attack.