Police deny killing a young man by mistake justifying that he stole a handbag

Police deny killing a young man by mistake justifying that he stole a handbag

The police are defending a decision that saw the death of a young man at Teshie, a suburb of Accra. The man, Divine Akuinor was killed by officers on suspicion that he was a thief who was running away from the scene of his crime.

Authorities claim the young man, Divine Akuinor, snatched a woman’s handbag and attempted to flee.

Myjoyonline.com reports that the Public Relations Officer for the Greater Accra Regional Police, DSP Efia Tenge said in an interview that the police did not mistakenly shoot the late Akuinor as his family claims.

DSP Tenge was quoted as saying: “A search conducted on the deceased together with the one who was arrested led to the retrieval of the lady’s phone.

It was in the pocket of the deceased together with a kitchen knife and other items including five mobile phones."

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The Police Service insist it was right in the killing of Divine Akuinor. Photo credit: Supplied
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DSP Tenge explained the police suspect all the other mobile phones were also stolen.

Divine Akuinor and Dennis Kojo Amponsah, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, were shot by a police patrol team after a lady lodged a complaint about some unknown persons snatching her bag.

Dennis, a mechanic, sustained gunshot wounds and was sent to the hospital but his friend Divine died on the spot.

The family of the deceased protested the shooting claiming that their relative had been mistaken for a thief.

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Meanwhile, Information gathered by YEN.com.gh has it that Shatta Michy, girlfriend of Shatta Wale, has absconded together with their son with some documents of the musician.

According to the source, Michy stabbed Shatta Wale’s back with scissors, and other sharp objects.

It added that she then took Shatta Wale’s Range Rover and other important documents, and sneaked out of the house without the knowledge of her boyfriend.

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