IGP visits scenes of mob attacks

BY: Daily Graphic

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr John Kudalor, yesterday visited scenes of mob attacks at the Bakaano Police Station in Cape Coast and assured the people that the Police Administration will not shield anybody found culpable.

He said he was committed to building a more cordial relationship between the police and civilians and would ensure that all investigations were transparent.

 

Mr Kudalor, who was speaking in a meeting with the Omanhen of Oguaa, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, and the Central Regional Minister, Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, said he was disturbed by the violence in Cape Coast hence the visit.

 Clashes

An irate mob attacked the Bakaano Police Station last week, injuring a police man and vandalising about 10 vehicles.

The attack on the police was in reaction to a swoop last Thursday which the residents claimed resulted in the death of one of the suspects.

The police explained that the deceased, Papa Mensah, 50, felt sick in the cells but was pronounced dead when he was rushed to the hospital.

But the Anaafo community where the deceased lived, said the police had beaten Papa Mensah resulting in his death.

 Cause of death

Mr Kudalor described as “unfortunate” the death of the suspect, saying “we would have preferred that nothing like that happened”.

At a meeting with traditional authorities, opinion leaders and the police on Monday on the incident, it came to light that a young boy had also died in the in the wake of last Sunday’s attack on the police.