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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 1 April 2019


Kasoa shooting incident under investigation

Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu has directed the Central Regional Police Command to speed up investigations into a shooting incident at Kasoa which led to the death of one Richard Aheheto.

According to initial police report, the late Richard Aheheto was part of a mob who assaulted and tried to disarm an officer at Akweley in Kasoa over the weekend.

The officer was part of a patrol team that had been dispatched to respond to a distress call of attacks on some residents at a hairdressing graduation ceremony around 8:30pm on Sunday 31st March 2018.

According to a press statement from the Ghana Police Service, the patrol team who were attacked with stones and other objects arrested two suspects at the scene.

“In the process of arrest, the mob assaulted one Police officer who sustained serious injuries and fell unconscious. While the officer was being assaulted others tried to disarm him causing him to fire a shot which nit the deceased Richard Aheheto who was reportedly holding the muzzle of the rifle at the time”.

The statement assured that thorough investigations will be carried out to bring perpetrators to book.