The police command for the Jacobu district has refuted allegations that it killed two suspected criminals on purpose.
According to the police, the deceased tried to flee from prison, which prompted them to start shooting.
The family of one of the fatalities, however, is not pleased with the police’s justification and has demanded a separate probe.
The grieving family members explain to Isaac K. Normanyo, a correspondent for Adom News, how they find it impossible to comprehend how suspects in police custody will be shot to death.
The two suspects were detained on August 9 in the evening, according to the police, who claimed to have acted on intelligence.
Three unopened cartridges were discovered on Amoateng, one of the suspects, during the search.
The police also stated that additional questioning resulted in the discovery of three firearms and other boxes of unopened ammunition at Amoateng’s home.
The two suspects allegedly tried to flee while they were returning to the station, forcing police to fire their weapons.
The two passed away instantly.
According to sources in the Jacobu township, Amoateng and Agyemang, one of the deceased, had both been convicted of robbery on multiple occasions.
Comfort Manu, Amoateng’s mother, is adamant that her son is not a criminal.
They want the IGP to set up an impartial body to look at that situation.