Parliament summons Interior Minister over Asawase killing

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Parliament has summoned the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery to appear before the house on August 1, 2023 over the alleged police brutalities meted out to a 32 year old man, Yussif Salawudeen, leading to his death.

The invitation is at the behest of the former Minority Chief Whip and Asawase Member of Parliament (MP) Muntaka Mubarak.

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka in a statement on the floor of Parliament appealed to the house to invite the Minister to provide facts on the incident which caused the irate youth to attack the Asawase Police Station on Sunday.

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu in his ruling, directed that the Minister briefs the house on the incident on August 1, 2023 for onward action.

A gang of angry youngsters in the Ashanti Region’s Asokore Mampong Municipality took matters into their own hands and attacked the Asawase Police Station after learning of the death of their colleague.

The slain young man, the teenager claimed, was apprehended by police during a swoop at a hideout, according to reports from media. They asserted that he suffered abuse while being held by the police, which ultimately resulted in his death.

The enraged youth stormed the Asawase police station and participated in disruptive behavior in response to this unfortunate tragedy. They allegedly threw rocks at the building and destroyed a number of its properties. Due to the damage done to the station during the rampage, it is also currently without electricity.

A sizable number of police officers were sent to the area in reaction to the deteriorating situation in order to stop more bloodshed.

Asawase West Electoral Area Assembly Member Gideon Okai detailed the incident to media, saying that he heard people hurling stones at the police station from his home.

In order to settle things down, he summoned the police patrol officer right away. It was immediately apparent that there had been severe damage upon entering the police station.

The authorities refuted the assertions that the teenager had been killed, but the incensed youth persisted in their claims, leading to the devastating reaction.

Source: Kwaku Boffah

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