Ghana Police Clashes With Nkoranza Youth Over Unethical Killing of Albert Donkor, 1 Dead
The youth of Nkoranza in the Bono East Region yesterday clashed with the police over the killing of 27-year old businessman, Albert Donkor. The enraged youth, who believe that Albert may have been targeted after chancing on a robbery scene involving some police officers, blocked roads, burnt tyres and later attacked the Municipal Police Headquaters, breaking free inmates in the prison cells.
The Police on the other hand gave their version of events which said that Albert and five other suspected armed robbers whose names are being withheld for investigation purposes, were involved in series of robberies at Nkoranza on April 19 and 20, this year.
The statement released by the police continued to say “Based on this intelligence, an operation was conducted during which suspect Albert Donkor was shot. He was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital for medical attention but was pronounced dead on arrival.”
The Inspector General of Police, Dr Akuffo-Dampare has ordered the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to investigate the killing of Albert Donkor to let it be known if the operation was carried out in line with the standard operating procedures or not.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI), has also asked the government and the Police to make sure to punish Police Officers involved in the killing of Albert Donkor . In a statement release, the CHRI stated, “Provide the family of Albert Donkor with the necessary psycho-social support to enable them cope with the traumatic event that has occurred; and ensure that the Ghana Police Service rigorously enforce its internal rules on requiring officers to maintain the highest standards of democratic policing, which demands a human right approach to pre and post-arrest processes.”
Family of the deceased has filed a case at the Accra High Court in search of justice for their relative.