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General News of Friday, 19 August 2016


Donkorkrom mayhem: Calm restored

Eastern Regional Minister Mavis Ama Frimpong Eastern Regional Minister Mavis Ama Frimpong

Calm has been restored at Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region after residents of the town and surrounding communities clashed with police on Thursday, 18 August.

The residents staged a demonstration to register their displeasure with the police over the escape of two police officers and a civilian, who were arrested for their involvement in a botched heist of a GCB Bank bullion van.

Fourteen people were shot by police officers as they took part in a demonstration that turned rowdy as the demonstrators besieged the police station and torched the place.

The residents, according to reports, surged on the officers, despite the firing of warning shots and tear gas, a situation that caused the officers to open fire on them.

A combined police and military team was dispatched to the town to restore order.

Speaking to Class News on Friday August 19, Eastern Regional Minister Mavis Ama Frimpong confirmed peace had been restored in the town.

“The place is peaceful, the place is calm, so we are still monitoring,” she stated. Meanwhile, Police Chief John Kudalor is billed to brief the media on the mayhem today.