Bagbin directs Defence & Interior C’ttee to probe Islamic SHS disturbance

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has directed the Defence and Interior Committee to look into the alleged police brutality at the Islamic Senior High School (SHS), which occurred in Kumasi. They have one week to execute the assignment and report their findings back to the House.



Students’ demonstration in the school turned messy, when police met them with force, resulting in several persons sustaining injuries.
Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, raised the matter on the floor of Parliament.
The Speaker, directed, “I will direct the committee on Defence and Interior to take this matter up and report next week. In other words, the committee members should visit the IGP, the regional police commander and the school in question, visit the injured persons and report by Tuesday with the findings and await the final investigations and if there is the need for us to take any further action, we will do that.”
Students of the Islamic Senior High School, Kumasi, demonstrated against the repeated motor traffic accidents in front of their school by blocking sections of the road on Monday. The Police in their attempt to help open the road to normal traffic flow, the fired warning shots and opened tear gas and pepper spray on the students.
A statement by the police said “the students pelted the police with stones and the police used pepper spray and fired warning shots in attempt to disperse them.”
Thirty-eight (38) injured students were hospitalized. According to the Deputy Minister of Education John Ntim Fordjour, “…twenty-two out of the 32 have been discharged and have joined their colleagues on campus.”
The police, however say they are not proud of the poor manner in which their officers handled the case.

Police sergeant in viral video smoking narcotic interdicted

The Police Administration has interdicted Sgt. Isaac Nii Sowah, stationed at the Accra Regional Police Command, who was captured in uniform smoking a substance suspected to be a narcotic drug.
Police have said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the Sergeant will be taken through the necessary disciplinary and legal action.
In addition, he would be given the necessary psycho-social support in line with the new strategic police welfare policy, the police added.

Armed robber sentenced to 16 years imprisonment in hard labour.

In another development, an armed robber who was arrested by the Police at Sefwi Nketieso in the Western Region has been handed a 16-year jail term by the court.
The convict, Isaac Addae, on May 29, 2022, visited his victim, a gold buyer, under the pretext of selling him some gold.
When the victim took him to his room to weigh the said gold, Isaac Addae pulled out a knife, stabbed him, robbed him of an amount of GH¢15,000.00 and a mobile phone.
On June 9, 2022, he was given 16 years imprisonment in hard labour by the court after he pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.


Police allegedly shoot apprentice in Upper East Region; relatives call for justice

The family of an apprentice who was allegedly shot by the Police in the Upper East Region has given more details about the aftereffect of the incident.



According to the family, their beloved relative sustained two gunshots from the Police after the motor rider she was riding when she failed to heed calls by the officers to stop for random inspection at the checkpoint.



Speaking to JoyNews, the victim’s brother, Godwin Wuni, disclosed that the bullets that perforated her body are yet to be removed. However, she was admitted to Bolgatanga Hospital for more than 24 hours.



A situation, Mr Wuni said, has generated fear amongst the family since their might lose her.
“They’ve not been able to remove the bullets, so they are still in her body. According to the doctor, if she were bleeding, they would have called for surgery, but she isn’t bleeding much; there wouldn’t be any surgery, but they would prescribe drugs that can manage the situation.
“For us [the family], we are not certain we are still afraid because we don’t know what is happening,” Mr Wuni said.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Upper East Police Command, ASP David Otchere –Fianko said the incident resulted from the motor rider crashing the barricade.
Thus, they have launched investigations into the case.



Shooting At Zammrama Line Involving A Soldier: Six Persons Injured

A statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs Unit Superintendent Juliana Obeng has said that the Ghana Police have arrested and taken into custody, a soldier, Sergeant Isaac Abbey and two other persons, Godfred Amegbor and Ofei Darko for their alleged involvement in a shooting incident on a disputed piece of land at Zammrama Line, a suburb of Accra on June 4, 2022.


According to the statement, suspect Sergeant Isaac Abbey allegedly shot and injured four people on the said piece of land. The victims, Ali Ashilley, Akim Zibo, Salam Musah and Faisal Khalid Azumah who sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds were sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.


Also, two of the arrested persons, suspect Godfred Amegbor and Ofei Darko who posed as soldiers also sustained some injuries and were sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.


Superintendent Juliana Obeng said the two claimed to be military personnel but that claim is yet to be has established. The statement said investigations are ongoing and assures that the suspects will be taken through process of the law.

Bawku: Fresh Tribal Clash Erupts

There is heavy fighting ongoing in Bawku following a clash between two tribes Tuesday morning.

Reports say heavy weaponry is being used by the factions and military personnel stationed there are struggling to bring the situation under control.

It is unclear what triggered the chaos. 


Source : Ghana/



Security Alert: Alleged Police brutalities in Akatsi

Citizen Selorm Ameza the Poetic Story Tailor, has called on MP for Akatsi South Bernard Ahiafor and MCE Kofitsey Nyahe, to as a matter of urgency, act to end the purported police brutality in the Akatsi area. He is worried the local economy in Akatsi will come crashing because of youth migrating out of Akatsi due to the alleged recurring police brutality.  Selorm Ameza made this call on his Facebook wall Wednesday, February 10, fearing his beloved Akatsi may be sitting on a time bomb.



Out of these recurring incidents, one person died last year and another currently on life support in the hospital as we file this report.



The post alleges that police dressed in civilian clothes and sometimes in police uniforms, have attacked over 50 youths in their homes within the Akatsi municipality. It says the police break into peoples’ homes, arrest them, forcefully demand access to their phones, and then release them after collecting huge sums of money. If the young men refuse to let them into their phones, then they are beaten to pulp.



It went further to say that they often come in unofficial vehicles, with no warrants but claiming to be National Operatives from either Accra or Ho and their targets are people suspected to be “Gameboys”.  



Selorm’s post suggests this a real threat to security in the area. He fears this may be armed robbers posing as national security and denting the image of the police hence his call to get the necessary attention.



Comments under Selorm’s post confirm that the situation is an open secret however getting people to witness when the need arises is a challenge because people fear becoming targets for the police who are assumed to be involved in this mess. The report further says that there are people in the community who volunteer information to the said police and they get their share of the booty every time.



Selorm Ameza is looking forward to investigative media houses to uncover the people posing as National Security and BNI operatives in this case.



The comments below are from the Facebook post. This an indication of brewing revolt by the youth and that is not good.


If the youth start marking them they will stop”
“Bro this is too much and I will do everything to die just for the youth because this akatsi police  did same to us and the court even know but Ghana  we living and now enough is enough”



“Its true the last time l was going to Aflao in the evening, when we get to Akatsi, there was a police check point mounted on the main town road, and some small, small bwoys police just harassing passenger and extorting money from innocent traveller”



“Protect ur doors.. Get burglar proofs.. Get ursef license guns.. Nobody is allowed to enter ur space btn 8pm-6am.. They v to come with warrants… Anybody that comes around that time is a thief..put cctv cameras(they r not expensive) and expose them”



“Bro the town is no longer safe.
Even in your room after ur own stressful day of Hustle you can’t sleep deep .”



“But they should know a town can never grow without the Youth .”



“Charlie we have Police intelligence in Ghana, if police messes up drag them to that place so they can be disciplined”