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04.05.2006 Crime & Punishment

4 Policemen Interdicted

By G. Times

The Police administration has interdicted four policemen who were involved in the Dansoman shooting incident about two weeks ago. They are Lance Corporal Eric Akidi, General Constables Godfred Kumako, Edwin Ozan and Edward Adjei all of the Dansoman police detachment.

In an interview with the Times yesterday, the Deputy Director of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kwesi Ofori, said the action had become necessary to pave the way for thorough investigations into the case. “This is to ensure that investigations are properly and fairly conducted,” he said. ASP Ofori said that such action is a routine administrative measure in the police service and noted that the outcome of the investigations would determine the next line of action to be taken against them.

In a telephone conversation with the Times, Papa Owusu Ankomah, the outgoing Interior Minister, re-assured the public and relatives that the investigations would not be shelved. He said that even though he had been reassigned to a different ministry, he would ensure that the investigation process was completed.

In the early hours of Friday, April 21, four occupants of a Tico taxi cab were killed on suspicion that they were armed robbers in Dansoman. One of the deceased, Mallam Musah, 30, was laid to rest last week. The two female victims, Lydia Opoku, 41, and Atta Boatemaa, 39, will be buried this weekend. Funeral of the taxi driver, Kwadwo Awuti is being planned.

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