Regina Benneh, GNA
Sunyani, May 16, GNA - The Berekum Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) in Brong-Ahafo Region has ordered the Senase Community in the Municipality to repair all damages caused to the local Police Station building and two vehicles at an estimated cost of GH¢4,000.00.
The Community is also to produce all those involved in the disturbances that led to the damages for prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others after which a decision would be made in another scheduled meeting.
The order was given at a recent MUSEC meeting following an attack of the Senase Police Station on Monday, April 16, 2018 by some members of the Community and caused damages to the Police Station building, a vehicle for the Police Service and that of the Station Officer.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) confirmed to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday in Sunyani, saying that calm had been maintained in the area.
He bemoaned that attacks on Police Stations frequently, “particularly in the region is very disheartening and the Police is not going to be compassionate with perpetrators” since they would be dealt with by the law for disrespecting the security and the law of the nation.
An angry mob attacked the Police Station for the release of two arrested persons alleged to have killed a 10-year old boy for rituals.
He said Bentu, father of the boy and his wife reported to the Police about their missing son and accused two uncles of the boy of killing him for rituals.
Chief Inspector Oppong said the two uncles, Jacob Kofi Kyere, aged 54 and Emmanuel Asante, 59 years were therefore invited for questioning by the Police.
He said information reached the town that the suspects had been apprehended for murdering the boy and the mob rushed to the Police Station with all kinds of offensive weapons demanding the handover of suspects to them for instant justice.
The Police tried to calm down tempers, but the mob refused to cooperate and rather started to cause damage to the property, Chief Inspector Oppong said.