Police, military set up 4-member c’tee to probe Suame clash

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The Military High Command and the Ghana Police Service have set up a joint committee to look into the circumstances that led to a clash between officers of the two security agencies at Suame on Friday, October 29.

No casualties were recorded but the clash saw a crowd gather at the Suame Police Station, fuelling tension in the area.

The two agencies announced immediate probe into the incident and assured that any officer found culpable will be duly punished.

On Saturday, October 30, a joint statement signed by Acting Director-General of the Service ACP Kwesi Ofori and Acting Director-General of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Commander Andy La-Anyane announced that a four-member committee has been set up to probe the incident.

The members are ACP Benjamin Osei Addai and ASP Ernest Kwofie of the Service and Colonel Jonathan Kumador and Lt. Col. David Addi of GAF.

They have one week from Tuesday, November 2 to complete their investigation for the next line of action to be taken.

“We wish to once again assure the general public that a thorough investigation will be conducted and anyone found culpable will be dealt with according to law and in line with the disciplinary procedures of the two institutions.”

Background

An eyewitness had said a non-uniformed military officer was allegedly hit with a rifle by the police after he was stopped for riding an unlicensed motorbike.

He had sped off but a hot chase by the police stopped him and was hit him with the back of the rifle.

The military man then called his colleague officers and that resulted in the clash.

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By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana