- Some officers of the Ghana Police Service have reportedly shot an 18-year-old SHS student near Techiman
- Identified as Emmanuel Obeng, the 18-year-old is said to be battling for his life
- He has been admitted to the Holy Family Hospital
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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that some officers of the Ghana Police Service in the Bono East Region have shot a second-year senior high school student.
The 18-year-old, Emmanuel Obeng, was reportedly shot at close range by the officers at Krobo near Techiman in the Bono East Region, according to a report sighted on myjoyonline.com.
Admitted at the Holy Family Hospital, Obeng is said to have been on oxygen, aiding his breathing.
He sustained a gunshot wound on the chest, the outlet reported.
Confirming the incident, the police said they received a call in the wee hours of Sunday, May 2, 2021, that some officers of the service shot an individual at Krobo.
He was rushed to the Holy Family Hospital.
When the Deputy Regional Commander with his team met the 18-year-old at the hospital, he was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Investigations by the police noted that the officers, Constable Owusu Mensah and Dominic Amankona pulled the trigger in an attempt to defend themselves from a mob, which resulted in the 18-year-old being hit.
They were said to be on motorbike patrols when they were attacked and stones pelted at them upon reaching Krobo.
A relative of the victim, however, disputed the claim by the police.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, the planned street protest by the conveners of #FixTheCountry was hit a massive blow after police say they cannot provide the needed security for the demonstrators.
Speaking to Accra-based Joy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, said the demonstration is likely to be a super spreader of COVID-19 thus the inability of the police to provide security.
She said as a result of the restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of the contagion, the demonstration cannot go ahead.
“The police will not be able to provide the necessary security looking at the spread of Covid-19 and the kind of dangers that it poses to members of the public should they attend this demonstration,” DSP Effia Tenge said.
Conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry informed the police on Tuesday, April 4, 2021, of their intention to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.
They are storming the streets of the capital in demand of an end to the excruciating hardships in the country.
There have been grave worries that the country is falling into the abyss as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appears to be struggling to get things fixed.
The conveners and some unhappy Ghanaians on Twitter have been venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
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