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21.05.2006 General News

Greater Accra Police investigates death of 26-year-old man at Kotobabi.

Greater Accra Police investigates death of 26-year-old man at Kotobabi.

The Inspector General of Police has issued a directive for the immediate investigation into the death of a 26-year-old man who was reportedly shot at Kotobabi under circumstances that remain unclear.

Isaac Tetteh-Nartey was reportedly shot by a Police officer after he mistook him to be an armed robber.

Speaking to Joy News on the incident, the Greater Accra regional police commander, ACP Douglas Akrofi Asiedu said the Police administration has deposited the body at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

He said the Police administration has already launched a full-scale enquiry into the incident.

“We have instituted a full-scale investigation into the case.

The IGP has directed the regional command to investigate and that is what we are doing”.

ACP Akrofi Asiedu said, “We have met with the relatives of the boy.

We gave them a little briefing so Monday we shall take them to the hospital to identify the body.

We have also taken the statement of the complainant”, he added

ACP Akrofi Asiedu said, “we are investigating the matter so we cannot decide what will happen to him now.

We will not fail anybody”.

The police was called in the early hours of Friday after a report was made about armed robbers attacking a taxi driver.