Bono East: Calls mount for probe into Nkoranza native’s killing during ‘police raid’


The family of Albert Donkor, the young man who was allegedly killed while in police custody has called for an independent probe into what it described as the “mysterious”  incident.

Donkor was on 25 April, picked up at his mother’s residence at Kasadjan in the Nkoranza municipality by the police on suspicion of robbery that had occurred on the Nkoranza-Kintampo road.

The deceased was reportedly sent to the bush and allegedly shot by some police officers after which his body was transferred to Accra.

Talking to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday (16 May), Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, MP for Nkoranza, who doubles as an uncle of the deceased, alleged his nephew was a victim of targeted killing.

“Even the police for three weeks couldn’t tell us anything, nothing; until we went to the police intelligence unit and the lad told me they only keep dead bodies. Albert is no more and he is no more to defend himself, one of the police men use to come to Albert’s house to eat.

“I think what needs to be done is that, there has to be an independent body to investigate and bring all these six or seven police men who shot him…”

“We need an independent body, we need the international organisation, we need Ghanaian authorities to give Albert the right and respectable justice. It is not fair, and this is not the first time and everyone should be concerned. This is unprofessional and it can happen to anybody in Ghana including yourself,” he said.


The Nkoranza MP said the family had already petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare over the killing.

“The IGP himself called my dad, he called the mother as well to tell them what happened was not right and that they were going to investigate it,” he said.

Call for interdiction

Agyekum wants all the police officers allegedly involved in the killing to be interdicted immediately.

“My brother if there is any good thing, the police people who shot the guy, the seven or eight police officers should have been interdicted by now, they should have been arrested by now.”

“Those who came from Accra and had to even transport a body in a police car bucket to Accra, are you not hiding information, because if you are transporting the body in a police car bucket to Accra, what were you doing to the body, do you respect the family?” he asked.

SOURCE: Asaase Radio

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