My husband and brother begged police for their lives – Deceased’s wife claims

My husband and brother begged police for their lives – Deceased’s wife claims

- The family of the murdered brothers have threatened to sue the Ghana police

- Police mistook the two to be armed robbers after they had responded to a distress call from the Mampong Midwifery School

The wife of Francis Gbeneh, one of the murdered brothers at the Mampong Midwifery Training School in the Ashanti region who police allegedly mistook for armed robbers and killed has said her husband and his brother begged police before dying.

The family of the brothers are threatening to sue the Ghana Police Service.

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The two brothers, Francis Gbeneh 33, and Timothy Gbeneh 28 were shot by the police after they received a distress call by a female teacher calling on them to come to their aid.

The police shot the brothers in the February 10 incidence after they bumped into them at the school on a motor bike and mistook them for the robbers.

The wife of Francis disclosed told Joy News that the family of the two were not happy at proceedings so far and said the Police Service has been slow with investigation since the shooting.

She expressed disappointment with the police because it was apparent that they shot her defenseless husband and his brother whilst the two begged for their lives telling the policemen they were teachers of the School.

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She said she was reliably informed by an eye-witness that her husband and his brother, "begged them [police] to send them to the hospital, but they refused”.

“If a policeman runs into an ‘armed robber’, who then claims he is a teacher, what stops the policeman from asking people around to that effect?” she asked.

She said the family was at a loss why the police also delayed in rushing the two brothers to the hospital after they had been shot.

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