Islamic SHS Shooting: Ashanti Police Chief Interdicted
Three senior police officers have been arrested, according to the Police Administration, in connection with the shooting incident at the Islamic Senior High School in Kumasi on Monday, June 13, 2022.
The Deputy Regional Commander who was functioning as Regional Commander in the Ashanti Region was slapped with double punishments of dismissal and interdiction, according to the police.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) George Ankomah, Regional Operations Commander, and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Alex Cudjoe Acquah, Suame Divisional Police Commander, were also detained to allow for complete investigations into the event.
This follows IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampre’s visit to the scene for firsthand information and to guarantee the school’s tranquillity has been restored.
“It was further discovered that, even though no one was struck by a bullet, the Police management of the situation was unsatisfactory and fell short of our standard operating procedure on crowd control,” according to a statement released by the police after the IGP’s visit.
Over thirty students from the Islamic Senior High School were sent to the hospital after police allegedly used tear gas and live bullets to disperse demonstrators protesting frequent vehicle knockdowns.
On Monday, June 13, a group of concerned parents rushed to the school, demanding the release of their children.
The injured students were taken to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and other Kumasi facilities for medical care, with some being released, including police officers who were injured in the incident.