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Police set up committee to investigate Ayawaso by-election incident

The Police Administration has set up a committee to investigate the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election shooting incident to cover the professional and criminal conduct of those involved in the incident.

A statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr David Eklu, Director General of Public Affairs said ACP Mr George Tweneboah, Deputy-Director-General, heads the investigation committee.

Other members are from; Police Professional Standards Bureau, Police Legal and Prosecution Directorate, Police Operations as well as detectives from the Police Crime Scene Unit and Airport Division.

The statement assured that it had taken note of concerns raised by members of the public, Parliamentarians, Statesmen, and reputable organisations among others.

It added that thorough investigations would be conducted in line with the on-going transformation agenda of the Police Service aimed at ensuring the highest professional standards in the Ghana Police Service.

As part of the investigations process, it said statements were taken from 16 victims of the shooting incident.

A statement form, it said was issued to Mr Sam George, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram to submit for necessary action.

According to the release, Videos/footages connected to the incident were being critically examined to aid investigations.

Source: GNA

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