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Nkoranza South MP, Emmanuel Agyekum has questioned the Police’s decision to arrest persons who sustained injuries during the clash.  

Speaking in an interview on Joy FM‘s Midday News on Thursday, Mr. Agyekum said although he is not restraining the Police from discharging its responsibilities, he, however, believes that others must be held responsible for shooting to kill during the Nkoranza youth-police clash.

“Somebody also opened live bullet and killed a 19-year-old child the person is walking free. Somebody shot about eight or nine people with live bullets the person is walking free. Somebody who was shot in the lower abdomen, tummy, somebody who is at the hospital as I speak they are going to go to a theatre for a surgery, they are waiting to arrest them whilst the rest of the people who shot into the crowd are walking free,” he stressed.

This comment is in connection with the Police’S press briefing on Wednesday, where they stated that they’re on standby to arrest all those who are in St Theresa’s Hospital receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the clash.

According to the Nkoranza South MP, they have been crying for justice over the shooting incident.

He added that “and the same thing what is good for the Police that are walking free after shooting them and whoever gave them the command for the 19-year-old boy to be shot dead, they are all walking free.

“Why wait for the people who are at the hospital, who are going through surgery now whether they will survive or not we don’t even know, waiting to arrest them and arresting the rest of the people who were demonstrating on the street to arrest them, while those who shot Albert are walking free.”

In the meantime, 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.

Mr. 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 said on JoyNews’ The Pulse 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.

But, Security Analyst, Dr. Adam Bonaa, has asked the Bono East Regional Minister to own up and take responsibility for the decision by the Police to shoot into the youth when they clashed with them in Nkoranza on Tuesday.

He said the Minister would have gladly taken responsibility if it was a piece of good news as the head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

According to him, the Minister was present when the Police opened fire on the irate youth. As a result, Mr. Bonaa maintained that the Minister cannot absolve himself of blame in this.

Meanwhile, the Police have entreated those who escaped from lawful custody to surrender, particularly, the suspects.

“In the course of the attack, some suspects who were in our custody escaped. One of them has been captured. The rest are being pursued,” he said.

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