MP calls on EU, US Embassy to intervene in Nkoranza mayhem

Nkoranza South Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum has appealed to the international bodies to keep an eye on the disturbances that are ongoing in Nkoranza following the death of 27 year old Albert Donkor who reportedly died while in Police custody.

The rioting youth in the area suspect Albert died as a result of Police brutality.

Speaking on the Sunrise show on 3FM Thursday May 19, Mr Agyekum said “I am calling on the international community, the US Embassy in Ghana, the European Union, human rights lawyers to put an eye on what is happening in Nkoranza. We need to look at the finalities”

The Police revealed on Wednesday May 18 that through a targeted intelligence-led operation, they re-arrested one murder suspect who was among those who had escaped from lawful custody in Nkoranza in the Bono East Region.

Also, the Police said, three additional persons have been arrested in connection with disturbances bringing the total number number of arrested person to five.

“Meanwhile, the Police are pursuing the other suspects involved in this dastardly attack on Police facilities to bring them to book and we assure the public that we will get them,” a statement said on Wednesday May 18.

The Police further assured that it officers will remain in Nkoranza in the Bono East Region until calm is totally restored.

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The Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) of the Ghana Police Service earlier announced that it had taken over investigations of what what they described as death of a robbery suspect at Nkoranza.

A statement issued by the Police on Tuesday May 17 said “Following the death of suspect Albert Donkor, the Bono East Police Regional Police Command held engagements with the family of the deceased and other relevant stakeholders in response to their concerns regarding the incident.”

It added: “Also, the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) has commenced an investigation into the incident to ascertain whether the operation was carried out in line with the Standard Operating Procedure of the service. a team from the PPSB has visited the area in this regard.”

By Laud Nartrey||Ghana


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