GBA submits video evidence to Ghana Police

By Simon Asare, GNA    

Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – The Ghana Boxing
Authority (GBA) has forwarded to the Ghana Police Service (GPS), video
recordings of the incidents, that resulted in the abrupt end of the World
Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Super Bantamweight title fight between Isaac
Sackey and Wasiru Mohammed on October 13.  

According to a press release, the video has
been forwarded to the Police for the identification of all person who were
involved in the invasion of the ring, attacks on the ring officials, brawls as
well as destruction of properties amongst others.

The statement said, the move was part of
efforts to bring the perpertrators to book,ensure safety at fight nights after
the unfortunate crowd violence and to prevent the shameful act that tarnished
the image of the sport in the near future.

According to a statement by the GBA, signed by
Mr. Peter Zwennes, President of GBA, they have engaged all stakeholders
including the Police and have outlined remedies to be taken to help deal with
culprits.

The statement however blamed security lapses
at the fight night on the promoters, but reiterated the need to involve the
Military Police in efforts to enhance security.

“To beef up security at subsequent venues
and the general consensus was that, henceforth, the Military Police whose
presence has always ensured sanity should at all material times be deployed to
avert the incidence of violence and chaos that transpired,” the statement
stated.

The Promoters of the bout were tasked to take
care of damages to the properties at the fight night to restore the facility to
its former status.

The GBA has also condemned the incident and
assured boxing fans and the general public that on no account would their
security be compromised, as they remain focused in protecting them at all
material times. 

GNA

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