Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has interdicted four more policemen for their roles in the disturbances at Islamic Senior High School on Monday, June 13.
These officers are alleged to be part of the crew that videotaped the altercation. A Chief Inspector, an Inspector, and two Corporals make up the team.
The police, on the other hand, are keeping quiet about the personnel’s identity.
The IGP, in announcing the news, stated that any personnel discovered to be responsible would be dealt with accordance to the law.
According to him, the Police Administration will ensure that the Service maintains its professionalism.
“Whatever happened in terms of policing, we’re going to look into it and take whatever steps are needed.” This was said to ensure that at the end of the day, the right thing was done. We will ensure professionalism is deepened in a way that will not put the lives of anybody at risk because, as police, we are here to protect lives and properties, and if we can’t do that, then we might have failed in our mandate, and it is something that we don’t want to do. “
Already, the police have admitted that a better approach to tackling the riot at Kumasi Islamic Senior High School could have been employed. On the back of this, the acting Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwasi Akomeah-Apraku, and two other senior officers have been interdicted.
Their interdiction is to pave the way for a smooth investigation into the clash. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary select committee on Defense and Interior tasked by the Speaker to probe the matter will present its report tomorrow, June 21.