Tutors call for independent enquiry into police killing of teacher

Francis Gbene - Killed by police
Francis Gbene – Killed by police

Tutors at Mampong Midwifery Training College have called for an independent investigation into the cause of the death of the late Francis Gbene, tutor of the college and his younger brother who were shot dead by the police on Wednesday, February 10, at the college campus.

In a press briefing at the college auditorium on Thursday, Ms. Mercy Kporku, the Vice Principal of the college called on the Inspector General of Police to  institute an independent  investigative team to thoroughly look into the matter.
She catalogued eye-witness account of the incidence that led to the death of the deceased and said  if the  police were professional in their conduct the incident would  have been averted.
Ms. Kporku said after the incident, seven bullet shells were picked from where the victims were shot and wounded.
She asked “why were the police patrol team still firing at the victims who were on motorbike and unarmed”.

She said after the incident  Francis was conscious and pleaded to be taken to the hospital, but the police decided to take the victims to the charge office before taking them to the hospital where they later died.

Present at the briefing were the family members of the deceased, the District Director of Ghana Health Service, the Medical Superintendent  of Mampong District Hospital and Staff of the College.
The late Francis Gbene, 33, left behind a wife and a child.
Source: GNA
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