Citizens for Truth And Accountability Ghana (CITAG) are demanding justice for Albert Donkor who is alleged to have been killed by the Ghana Police whiles in their custody.
The group have asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo-Dampare to investigate and carefully examine the murder of a 28-year-old Albert Donkor in Nkoranza, Bono East Region.
The Ghana Police Service in their press statement claims that Albert Donkor was an armed robber who died in an exchange of gun fire during their anti-robbery intelligence operations.
The late Donkor, 27, was found dead four days ago after being in police custody for three weeks to assist in investigations into an alleged robbery case in the area.
His body was identified with gunshot wounds in the bush on the outskirts of Nkoranza.
However, the family has refuted the claims, saying he was picked up from home to police custody where he died.
But, reacting to the account by the police, the convener of the group, Mr. Clement Clinton Blay, said the police gave skeptical account and have called the bluff of the police, describing it as lies and purely fabricated release.
CITAG believes the account as narrated by the mother of the deceased which claims that the Police arrested Albert on April 25, 2022, at 1:00am from their residence at Kasadjan but later murdered him could be the facts surrounding the incident.
Citizens For Truth And Accountability, Ghana are questioning the Police’s justification for arresting the deceased at his residence without adequate evidence and subjecting him to his early grave.
The group praised the Nkoranza youth for the unrest in desired of justice for their colleague, even though they condemn the attacks on the Police station but the group believes that their anger erupted from heightened frustration.
Mr. Clement Clinton Blay told the press that the brutal act by the police is a rife of injustice, the people of Nkoranza cannot stay aloof when innocent Albert Donkor has been targeted and murdered.
Mr. Blay said the most worrying trend is that, murder cases involving police officers indiscriminately shooting down civilians haphazardly are becoming part of their service.