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Police officers at Ejura-Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region had to flee from a mob of about 200 angry youth as they attacked the officers who were on duty.

The reason for the attack was to demand the release of a driver who had allegedly knocked down two female students with his vehicle.

The driver who was in police custody was said to have earlier on knocked down Iddrisu Maridiya and Shaibu Farisa, students of the Ejura Islamic Senior High School who died on arrival at the Ejura government hospital.

The police were forced to flee the station for their own safety as the youth who were wielding cutlasses and throwing stones stormed the place.

“They said they don’t understand why the accident car has been sent to our division at Mampong so they wanted the car back to Ejura. The case is not my personal property…. so if they doubt, they can go to the divisional commander and he will show them the car and the suspect over there,” the District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Richarson Kumeko narrated.

According to him, the youth consistently attack police personnel over various issues, but the police are yet to make any arrests.

“All the time, they besiege the police station and the station is now exposed to risks so we are also human beings, we have to be cautious. We are constrained with manpower and we also have families at the barracks so when you come and attack us, we have to protect our families and ourselves,” he said.

 

Last modified on Saturday, 17 March 2018
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