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.


source: myjoyonline.com

Driver shot twice, burnt to death at Pusiga in Upper East Region

A 46- year-old driver, Yakubu, has been shot and burnt to death by unknown gunmen at Nakom in the Pusiga District of the Upper East Region.



According to sources, Yakubu was commuting between Bawku and Cinkase road when he was attacked.


Accra -based Citinewsroom reported that one of the passengers on board the vehicle giving an account narrated that the bandits blocked the road and ordered the passengers out before killing and burning the deceased.



“I was together with the man and three other people in the car. On our way back from our journey, we saw some men sitting by the roadside,” one of the passengers stated.
“They got up, picked up their motorbikes and followed our car upon seeing us. I told our driver that when we get to the Police checkpoint, we should park the car because the guys were chasing us. But the driver told me I was telling lies”.


“The guys crossed us and asked us to stop the car. They pulled out guns and told the man that it was his last day on earth. They shot him and shot him again and collected our bags and took our monies.”
“They asked us to run out of the car, leaving the dead body. They brought out a gallon of petrol and poured it on the body and burned it together with the car,” she narrated.


source: myjoyonline.com