The Police Administration is cautioning those capitalising on the crisis in Nkoranza for their own interests to desist from it, since that would not deter them from executing their constitutional mandate.
According to the police, through sustained operation, the law and order situation in Nkoranza has been restored and that they are in firm control of security in the area.
This was contained in a release from the police, dated Sunday May 22, 2022 and signed by the Director General, Public Affairs, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kwesi Ofori.
It reads: The police announce for the information of the public that through sustained operations, the law and order situation in Nkoranza and its environs has been restored and the police are in firm control of the security of the area.
The release further stated that, the high-profile team sent by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) which is led by the Director General of Administration is still on the ground leading the operations. The team has met with the family of the deceased, and held engagements with the Regional Minister, opinion leaders and some community members.
The release continued that so far, all the suspects arrested in connection with the disturbances have been put before court and remanded into lawful custody. It went on, that, “we are pursuing others who have been identified for their involvement in the violent attacks and those who escaped from lawful custody to bring them to face justice.We further announce that all the injured persons are in stable condition and responding to treatment.
That, as part of our investigation the police forensic team including ballistic experts have been deployed to Nkoranzato assist in the investigation. The investigation by the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) is ongoing and has been extended to include the police response to the mob attacks at the police station. We assure the public that we will continue to work to ensure justice is served to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
We would like to caution those who are capitalising on the crisis for their own interest, to desist from it since that will not deter us from executing our constitutional mandate. Six platoons of armed men drawn from Accra, Kumasi and Sunyani reinforced the local stand-by on the ground at Nkoranza.
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