General News of Monday, 19 November 2018
The government has directed the Police Administration to interdict and begin formal criminal investigations into the conduct of 21 police personnel involved in a shooting incident which resulted in the death of seven persons at Manso-Nkwanta within the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
The seven persons were reportedly gunned down on July 17, 2018, by Police on suspicion that they were armed robbers and the government established a five-member fact-finding committee to look into the matter.
According to a statement signed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the report presented to the government did not contain any facts to the effect that the deceased persons were armed robbers who engaged in an exchange of fire with the Police.
The statement added that government in consultation with the families and community leaders will provide support for the dependents of the deceased persons.