Four police officers under interrogation

Francis Gbeneh, the tutor shot to death (Image credit: Facebook)

The incident happened at dawn on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, killing Francis Gbenneh, a teacher at the Midwifery and Health Assistants Training School (HATS) in the town and his brother, Thaddeus Gbeneh.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police, ASP Yusif Mohammed Tanko had explained that the police had a distress call about a robbery incident at Mampong.

He said the police, on arriving at the scene spotted the two brothers on their motorcycle and fired at them, believing they were robbers fleeing arrest.

The Mampong District Police Commander, Superintendent Bismark Agyapong has subsequently indicated that the officers involved have been banned from patrol missions.

"It is not a police officer. It is a patrol team as it is. So all of them were sent, per the request of the regional command to the regional headquarters for questioning," he told Accra-based Joy FM.

Superintendent Bismark Agyapong added that "They report to the division every day. We see them, but they are not doing patrols as has been scheduled as their work for the week."

Meanwhile, authorities of the Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training College have accused the Police of being unprofessional in the shooting to death of the tutor.

Addressing a news conference on Thursday, management of the Mampong Midwifery Training College said the police shot the two intentionally.

The Vice Principal of the College, Mercy Poku, said they are seeking for justice.


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