Account of how police shot teachers “intentionally”

Account of how police shot teachers “intentionally”

- Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training College authorities give account of how policemen killed their teacher and brother.

- They say the police acted unprofessionally on the day.

- The school has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, to ensure that 33-year old Francis Gbeneh and his brother Timothy Gbeneh, 28, get the justice they deserve.

Account of how police shot teachers “intentionally”

The deceased Tutor Francis Gbeneh

The unfortunate death of a teacher and his brother at the Mampong Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Ashanti Region is taking different twist and turns.

Authorities of the school say the two would have been saved if the policemen had rushed the victims to the hospital, right behind the school's walls for medical attention.

According to the college Vice-Principal, Mercy Kporku, the police were unprofessional because they fired more than once at the unarmed suspects.

Addressing a press conference Thursday, she gave an elaborate account of events that led to the death of the Anatomy and Physiology tutor, Francis Gbeneh.

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“The policemen on arrival ask her (tutor) and the other occupants to go inside the house and lock the gate. The police gave two warning shots at the back of the bungalow after they have searched the house and jumped into their car and drove away. She said that after an hour, the police then came back to their bungalow; searched the house again and then informed her that they have arrested the robbers. She and her daughter went to the patrol car and saw the victims lying at the back of the car and the motorbike. She shouted and said; this is my colleague tutor and not a thief and mentioned his name as Gbeneh. Gbeneh was by then not dead and pleaded with her; please send me to the hospital. I am dying,”  she narrated.

“The policemen instead agreeing and sending him to the hospital rather said they had to send Gbeneh and the brother to the charge office before sending them to the hospital and then drove off. We strongly believe that on this particular occasion, if the police were a little more professional, this incident wouldn’t have happened. We seek for justice and we will follow this matter to its logical conclusion”. The very unhappy principal said.

The school authorities is calling on the IGP to investigate the unprofessional way his men handled the situation.

“We call on the IGP to take this matter seriously. We ask for an independent investigation team to thoroughly look into this matter,” Kporku said.

 

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