One dead; Six suspects escape police custody in Nkoranza Police Attack

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Nkoranza Attack
Nkoranza Attack

One person is reported dead after the youth of Nkoranza in the Bono East Region went on rampage and attacked the Nkoranza Police Station demanding justice for one Albert Donkor, a 28-year-old trader.
During the attack, the youth freed six suspects in custody on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

A press statement signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kwesi Ofori, Director-General, Public Affairs, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the attack happened during a protest against the death of Donkor, a suspected armed robbery, who died during a police anti-robbery operation.

The statement said six persons were injured during the attack and sent to the St. Theresa’s Hospital, Nkoranza.

It said that according to the Hospital authorities, one of the victims died when receiving treatment while the remaining five were currently on admission responding to treatment.

The statement said that the Police responded appropriately to the situation (attack) by bringing in reinforcement teams from the Regional Headquarters and adjoining regions to restore law and order, leading to the arrest of two suspects in connection with the attack.

It said the situation was under control as the Police had extensively been deployed at Nkoranza and its environs to pursue all other persons involved in perpetrating the barbaric act to face justice.

The statement asked all law-abiding citizens to go about their socio-economic activities without fear or hindrance and that the Police were doing whatever it took to protect lives and property.

It also thanked the public for the continuous support and encouragement as the police performed its constitutional mandate.

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