Municipal Chief Executive of Nkoranza South Daniel Owiredu says the delegation despatched by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to Nkoranza within the Bono East Region on Wednesday have studied the state of affairs on the bottom and are available to a decision to withdraw personnel stationed on the divisional headquarters.
Irate youth of the realm on Tuesday vandalised properties together with the district police headquarters.
Reinforcement was known as in from Techiman, Sunyani and Kumasi.
One individual died from gunshot wounds whereas about 5 others received injured.
The youth have been protesting the loss of life of Albert Donkor, who’s believed to have been intentionally killed by the police with the pretext that he was a part of a theft gang.
MCE Owiredu advised Media General‘s Komla Adom in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, May 18 that IGP’s delegation led by Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno confided in him that the officers and their shut households would have to be withdrawn for per week or two.
“He told us that currently the police in Nkoranza are not safe. Some first facts he himself has received from them when he came and intelligence he has picked from the ground indicates that when they are left or to stay there working, the unfortunate might happen,” the MCE stated.
He confirmed that calm has returned to Nkoranza on account of heavy safety.
“Since morning, [police] have been patrolling through the streets and other areas where these problems were coming from and as I speak with you the place is relatively calm and every activity that used to go on in the municipality is going on as we speak and it is cool now.”