Bureau of Public Safety disputes report exonerating police in market killing saga
The Bureau of Public Safety has disputed an investigative report that exonerated police officers who killed three suspected criminals at Mallam Atta Market in Accra.
According to the report, no act of professional misconduct was established after a service enquiry was initiated into the April 12 incident, hence no punitive measures were applied against the personnel.
The report said the robbers first attacked the police, endangering their lives.
Executive Director of the Bureau, Nana Yaw Akwada told Joy News that the police report can't be true.
"I do not have a basis to believe what they shared with the public but I have a basis to disbelieve them because the Bureau of Public Safety indeed conducted some preliminary investigations - we conducted some assessment at the scene of the incident and to the best of our knowledge what the police is telling us is to the contrary," he said.
According to him, his outfit thinks "that the police actually killed these people without these people firing a single gunshot and they must explain how and why they did such a thing."
Mr. Akwada also questioned why the police refused to release copies of its investigative reports to the media following its news conference on Friday.
The police is however defending its report. COP Rose Bio Atinga, Police Director General in charge of Administration said they do not discriminate when it comes to investigating their own.
"We do not discriminate when it comes to investigating our own kind, we will stand for the truth forever because the truth counts. Have the confidence in us and support us to perform our duties. All that we need is evidence, where there is no evidence there is no evidence, we cannot manufacture evidence," she noted.