March 2, 2024
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Police shot students because they’re from Islamic SHS not Prempeh or Opoku Ware ~ NDC’s Alhaji Sinare

Alhaji Said Sinare, National Vice Chairman of the NDC has said the police would have handled protesting students of the Islamic Senior High School with more respect and professionalism if they were students of Prempeh College or Opoku Ware Secondary School all in Kumasi.

Angry students of the Islamic SHS in Kumasi massed up on the road in protest yesterday morning, as they called for the construction of speed rumps on a section of the road in front of their school due to frequent accidents involving students and teachers.

Reports indicate there was vehicular and human traffic on that stretch for more than an hour before the Police were called in to clear the road.

Over 20 students were rushed to a hospital following an ensuing clash with the Police. The personnel was deployed to the School to maintain law and order.

The Inspector-General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Damper led a team to the area to assess the situation.

Reacting to the development on Power FM with Mugabe Maase, Alhaji Sinare said it was an unfortunate incident for police to apply such a level of force on unarmed innocent teenagers who are aggrieved.

“If it was Prempeh College or Opoku Ware will they do that kind of action against the students?” he asked.

Mr. Sinare berated Vice President Bawumia for allegedly “not doing anything to help Muslims in Ghana” describing the Vice President as “useless” a word which he later withdrew on the show.

3 top cops interdicted

The Police have since announced that the Deputy Regional Commander in the Ashanti Region, DCOP Kwesi Akomea Apraku has been removed following the shooting incident at the Islamic Senior High School.

Portions of a statement issued by the Police after the IGP’s visit said “It was further established that even though nobody was hit by a bullet the Police handling of the incident was poor and fell short of our standard operating procedure on crowd control.

“As a result, DCOP Kwesi Akomeah-Apraku who was acting as the Regional Commander has been removed from his position and has been interdicted. Two other officers, ACP Mr. George Ankomah, the Regional Operations Officer, and ACP Mr. Alex Cudjoe Acquah, the Suame Divisional Police Commander have also been interdicted to make way for a thorough investigation into the matter.”


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