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09.05.2007 Regional News

Council displeased with attacks on police.

By Ghana Districts
Council displeased  with attacks on police.

The Agona Nsaba Traditional Council has condemned the attack on the Nsaba Police Station by some youth of the town in retaliation for the alleged beating of a citizen leading to his death by a policeman.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on behalf of the Council, Nana Kofi Agyekum II, Adontenhene of the Traditional Area, apologised to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Minister of Interior for the unfortunate situation and pledged the support and co-operation of the Council in the efforts to help bring the perpetrators to book.

Nana Agyekum who is also the head of family of the deceased stated that the Traditional Council had also accepted the apology rendered by the IGP and Central Regional Police Command to the bereaved family and expressed the hope that the cordial relations between the chiefs and the police would be maintained.

On May 1, some youth of Nsaba vandalised the Police Station in retaliation of alleged the beating to death of Akwesi Frempong, a 40-year-old man by a Police man and two other persons after accusing him of smoking India hemp.

Constable Stephen Appiah, Lawrence Kum and Fifii Dadzie are said to have subjected Akwesi to severe beating leading to his death just after arrival at the Agona Nsaba Clinic.

Nana Agyekum stated that even though a life had been lost, that was not a license for the youth to take the law into their hands to destroy property and vandalise the Police Station.

He said a task force comprising chiefs, assembly members and opinion leaders had been formed to assist the Police to arrest those involved.

The Adontenhene appealed to the IGP and the Minister of Interior to post more Police personnel to Nsaba since the three men manning the station was woefully inadequate for the town of 20,000 people.

He pointed out that in spite of unfortunate incident Police presence was still needed in the area to protect life and property.

Ebusuapanyin Dr Yeboa Duodu, Head of the Dwomona Royal Family of Nsaba, expressed regret about the incident and gave the assurance that steps were being taken to educate the youth to be of good behaviour to ensure peace in the area.