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‘Robbers’ Killed in Kumasi to Be Buried This Week

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The Publisher has it that the four out of the seven suspected robbers that were shot and killed by the police at Manso Nkwanta, in the Ashanti region last week, will be buried this week.

It has been established that four of the deceased were staunch Muslims and were living at Asawase, a Zongo community in Kumasi.

They are Musah Seidu, Mohammed Kmel, Abdula Hannan and Bashiru Musah.

By Islamic traditions and beliefs, they were supposed to be buried few hours after they were shot dead in the afternoon of last week Tuesday.

But the circumstances that led to their deaths required that autopsy be performed on their bodies before they could be buried at the cemetery.

Speaking with the paper, Alidu Seidu, the MCE for Asokore Mampong, revealed that autopsy on the four Muslim suspects had been done successfully.

According to him, two family members of each deceased person observed the autopsy procedure, which was conducted by Dr. Sampene of KATH in Kumasi.

He, however, stated that the findings of the autopsy report would be available to the bereaved families, latest in two weeks’ time from now.

The MCE disclosed that another Asawase native by name Frenchman, who is not a Muslim, was also killed during the shooting incident.

He said the two remaining deceased persons are believed to be natives of Manso Nkwanta, “so I am not privy to their details, especially their names.”

According to him, hopefully by the close of Monday, the autopsy on the remaining dead persons would have been completed by the pathologist.

Seeking Justice

Alidu Seidu disclosed that the Zongo community had engaged the services of some top lawyers to assist them find justice for their bereaved people.

He said a meeting was to be held on Sunday evening between the lawyers and the Zongo community, regarding the burial date of the four Zongo people.

“If the lawyers say that they have gathered enough evidence so the bodies should be taken and buried, then the Zongo community will do just that.

“As you are aware, the government wants the truth to come out and so it has formed an independent investigations committee to probe the matter.

“The government has said the bereaved family has the sole right to determine when they should be buried especially after the autopsy had been done”.

“I am expecting that from Monday to Wednesday, we shall bury them but the final determination of the burial date will be based on the advice from the lawyers”.

By: Akwasi Boakye

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