The five people who were shot and murdered by police at Akwasa Hill in Bortianor, in the Ga South Municipality, were thought to be landguards. The Bortianor Traditional Council has petitioned Parliament to look into the incident.
The Council is requesting that MPs look into the situation immediately.
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, the suspects were killed in a shootout with the police following an alleged attack on employees of an estate development business.
They were shot at by the police officers who had set up an ambush. Four other suspects were hurt.
After the five people were killed by the police, Nii Kojo Mansah, Mankralo of Bortianor, claimed that the tragedy had prompted widespread condemnation among traditional leaders in Bortianor.
“We must know in detail what transpired with those people who were shot by the police. Everybody in the neighbourhood is asking questions. Nii Kojo Mensah, a member of the Bortianor Traditional Council, said, “That is why we decided to petition Parliament to look into the situation.
According to the police, the accused had been terrorising and upsetting homeowners and inhabitants of Bortianor and neighbouring areas.
These assertions have been disputed by several locals, who believe that some of the victims were regular citizens rather than landguards.
The murder of five alleged landguards at Bortianor will be investigated by the parliament.
In the meanwhile, procedures to investigate the deaths have already been set in place by Parliament.
Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the second deputy speaker of the house of representatives, has tasked the Defence and Interior Committee with looking into the five people that were killed in Bortianor.
Furthermore, he requested that the members of the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee work with the Defence and Interior Committee to support the investigation.
Sylvester Tetteh, the local member of parliament, and other politicians urged that Parliament convene an inquiry into the event, and the decision to open an investigation is in reaction to their demand.