Budumburam youth threaten to burn down police cars (Photos)

Budumburam youth threaten to burn down police cars (Photos)

Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that residents of Buduburam in the Central Region have issued a threat to police officials.

They have allegedly threatened to burn any police car that will attempt to patrol the area.

This was after the police reportedly shot a man known as Alhassan Awudu, popularly known as Asah, on the night of Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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According to some eyewitnesses, police patrol cars with registration number GP 4757 and GP4836 stormed the area and started searching for Indian hemp on them.

“The police accused him of smelling of Indian hemp, an accusation he denied, leading to the firing of warning shots from the police,” an eyewitness recounted.

A photo of bullets
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YEN.com.gh understands that the police insisted on searching the deceased in a bid to retrieve drugs from him, but he attempted to escape.

In a bid to stop him from fleeing, the police opened fire on him, leading to his death.

It has been alleged that police officers have been harassing and extorting huge monies from the youth of the town

A photo of a damaged car
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The youth have, therefore, called on the government to call the police to order, or they take the law into their own hands and fight them whenever the police attempt to arrest someone in the area.

Asah’s body has been deposited at the police morgue for preservation, awaiting burial.

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