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‘Police Shoot-to-kill Becoming Unacceptable’ – Muntaka

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Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, has called for an immediate investigation into the killing of seven young men from his Constituency.

The seven, alleged to be robbers, were shot dead by the Police at Poano near Anhwiakwanta on the Kumasi-Obuasi road.

Muntaka, who is unhappy about the incident, said the shoot-to-kill approach by the police “is unacceptable and affecting many people who are considered innocent.”

In a statement issued on Wednesday, he said “The information I have garnered so far, frankly, are not adding-up as to the real cause of this shooting. This raises a lot of question for me as their MP, the community and Ghanaians at large.

In recent times, there have been several of such cases that affected families who are yet to come to terms with their losses; I know very well that the police can do better than they are doing now.”

His statement follows some seven victims who were gunned down on Tuesday afternoon, by a team of policemen from the Ashanti Regional Police SWAT Unit at Poano near Anhwiakwanta on the Kumasi-Obuasi road.

A report from the police indicated that the suspected robbers were in possession of guns, belonging to a gang who killed one Lance Corporal Daniel Tieku of the SWAT Unit, last week (June 11, 2018) during a robbery operation.

Meanwhile, some reports emanating from the assembly vindicates the seven from being robbers as speculated by the police.

Muntaka Mohammed therefore has urged Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also the Chair of the Police Council, to take immediate action to curtail the rampant killing of innocent citizens.

He assured he would leave no stone unturned in demanding justice for the deceased.

“As I call on the authorities to investigate the matter, I hereby appeal to the residents of Asawase especially the youth to remain calm and peaceful as we follow the due process to demand justice for our brothers who have lost their lives,” he stressed.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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