Zongo Chiefs in Kumasi have welcomed the decision by the police to set up an independent committee to investigate the reported killing of seven indigenes of Zongo, after some angry Zongo youths took to the streets of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital on Thursday to protest and demand justice.
Many well-meaning Ghanaians including politicians, religious leaders and Civil Society organizations have called for an independent investigation into the killing of the seven men to ensure that justice is served.
„This year (2018) alone, twelve (12) Zongo men were killed by the Ghana Police Service“ said Ibrahim, one of the Zongo Youth spokesperson in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has also confirmed that, the victims were known party members and not criminals.
„It is very painful…if and only if the police will come out and remove that tag [on the deceased] as armed robbers I’m sure my people, when you talk to them, they will listen. That is what is hurting the family, that is hurting everybody and that is what we are going to strive very hard to see to it that that tag is eliminated and then we can call for forensic investigations,“ General Secretary of National Association of Zongo Chiefs, Alhaji Shuabu Musah Shariff stated
Source: ANA-ZongoNews TV & Radio