Sergeant Adorye, the police officer who shot and killed two people in an incident on Thursday at Nmai Dzorn, a suburb of Accra has been detained by the Police administration.
He was part of a police team who stormed the area to arrest a suspect, who is one of the deceased, believed to have killed a young man during last year’s Homowo festivities.
Sergeant Adorye opened fire after the victims; forty year old Adesha Bagagyi, and twenty six year Joseph Adjei, allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to attack the police officers with a machete and an axe to stop the arrest.
ASP Afia Tengey, addressing a press conference, said they are:
“On the instructions of the regional commander, that is COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the following actions have been taken so far. The police officer whose action caused these fatalities has been detained in accordance with police regulations and standard policing practices. Currently a team of investigators and crime scene experts are at the scene of the incident and the families of the victims have been contacted to assist police in investigations”, she stated.
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She revealed to the press that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Adesha Bagagyi, the murder suspect, and added that “the other person who was harbouring him died in the process”.
She emphasized that the victims died in the hospital while receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, according to her, the police are determined to ascertain whether the police officer used excessive force or not.
The new development is an update on an earlier news we carried on Thursday morning.