Abdul Hakim, an 18-year-old JHS graduate, died on Sunday after being wounded by a stray bullet in Lamashegu, a neighborhood of Tamale in the Northern Region. His family is seeking justice.
They also want the police administration to investigate the event fairly and punish the cops involved.
Following a gunshot incident, the Ghana Police Service has detained six police officers from the Tamale District Patrol team with immediate effect.
The cause of the event is unknown, however eyewitnesses informed 3news.com’s Christopher Amoako that a young guy, 26, was driving an unlicensed car and refused to stop when he was summoned.
As a result, the police opened fire on the car, resulting in a brawl between the town’s youth and law enforcement officers to express their displeasure with the conduct.
During the altercation, officers fired warning bullets.
However, an investigation into the occurrence has been initiated.
DCOP Frederick Agyei, the Deputy Director of the Service’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), is bringing a team of investigators to the Northern Regional Command “to investigate into professional standard related problems of the occurrence.”
However, the six cops have been detained before the squad arrives.
General Corporals Samson Kweku Darfour and Prosper Mormesimu, General Constables Harrison Twum Danso, Matthew Sah, and Nuhu Muntari, and Constable Doris Serwa Bonsu are the names of the officers.
The Northern Regional Police Commander has been entrusted with communicating with the impacted families and providing them with the assistance they need in accordance with police procedures.
“We are asking to the residents of Lamashegu and the whole Tamale city to be calm while the inquiry into the regrettable incidence proceeds,” said DCOP Kwesi Ofori, the Service’s Director-General of Public Affairs, in a statement on Monday.
“We want to reassure the public that anybody found guilty will face legal consequences.”