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General News of Monday, 19 November 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

Manso-Nkwanta 'Gang of 7' not armed robbers; interdict cops for murder – Government

The government has established that the seven men who were shot and killed by the police at Manso-Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region on 17 July 2018, were not armed robbers.

The government has, therefore, decided that: “The 21 police personnel involved in the incident who have been found to be the principal suspects, be interdicted by the police administration and be subjected to formal police criminal investigation into the matter”.

The government, in consultation with the families and community leaders, will provide support for the dependents of the seven innocent men who were killed.

This was contained in a press release signed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, which was dated Sunday, 18 November 2018.

The government took the decision after a five-member committee conducted a probe into the incident and subsequently submitted its report to the government.

The members of the committee are Justice Obeng Diawuo, Justice of the High Court; Rt. Rev. Prof. Osei-Safo Kantanka, Pastor, Methodist Church; Sheik Ahmed Seidu, Executive Secretary at the Office of the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam; Mr David Adu-Osei, Ashanti Regional BNI Commander; and Mrs. Emelia Ayebenu Botchway, Ag. Ashanti Regional Coordinating Director.