Islamic SHS shooting: These are becoming too many; Police should up their professional tactics – Annoh-Dompreh

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Nsawam Adoagyiri lawmaker, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has reacted to the shooting incident that occurred at the Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi on Monday June 13.

In his view, these incidents are becoming too many.

In a tweet, he said “Just as we love and respect the Police to deal with such matters and particularly ensuring Public orderliness, the Police should up their professional antics & tactics in the handling of such ‘infantile’ challenges..”

Meanwhile, the Police have announced that the Deputy Regional Commander in the Ashanti Region, DCOP Kwesi Akomea Apraku has been removed following the shooting incident.

This comes after the Inspector General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampre led a team to the area to assess the situation.

Portions of a statement issued by the Police after the IGP’s visit said “It was further established that even though nobody was hit by a bullet the Police handling of the incident was poor and fell short of our standard operating procedure on crowd control.

“As a result, DCOP Kwesi Akomeah-Apraku who was acting as the Regional Commander has been removed from his position and has been interdicted. Two other officers, ACP Mr George Ankomah, the Regional Operations Officer and ACP Mr Alex Cudjoe Acquah, the Suame Divisional Police Commander have also been interdicted to make way for a thorough investigations into the matter.”

Over thirty students of the Islamic Senior High School were rushed to the hospital after the police allegedly fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse students who were demonstrating over incessant vehicular knockdown.

Worried parents stormed the school to demand for the release of their wards on Monday June 13.

The affected students were conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and other hospitals in Kumasi.

“I should be worried but some of them have been resituated . we will follow to the hospital and see how they are doing,” Madam Mary Owusu Afriyie, the Regional Education Director told journalists.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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