General News of Thursday, 1 November 2018
Some irate youth in Gomoa Budubram popularly known as Liberia Camp, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central region, have threatened to burn police vehicles should they attempt patrolling the area.
The decision taken by the youth, is coming after the police allegedly shot and killed a resident, Alhassan Awudu popularly known as Asah Wednesday.
According to eyewitness, two police patrol vehicles with the registration numbers GP 4757 and GP 4836 from Kasoa Division stormed the area to search residents because they suspected they were having drugs suspected to be Indian hemp (marijuana) on them.
The aggrieved youth narrated their ordeal to Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare and stated that, the police on weekly basis storm the area to harass and extort money from them.
They also alleged that the poli8ce extort between GHc2,000-2,500 from residents suspected to be dealers in marijuana.
The angry youth disclosed the police started firing shots at them after they failed to give them money and in the process, a bullet hit Awudu.
The body was conveyed by the Kasoa police and currently at the police morgue. The Kasoa divisional police command is yet to comment on the incident.
The youth have called government to as a matter of urgency investigate the matter or blood will start flowing whenever the police make an attempt to arrest someone in the area, an angry youth said.