Caleb Kuleke, GNA
Jan 24, GNA – Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister said government
will initiate full scale investigations into the incident at Dzolo-Gbogame in
the Ho West District that led to the death of Wisdom Darke.
The Minister who
visited the town to commiserate with the bereaved family, the chiefs and the
people, described the death of the 28-year old man as “preventable,” adding
that those who would be found culpable through police investigation would be
dealt with appropriately in accordance with the law.
On January 22, 2020,
Darke, a shop owner at Dzolo-Gbogame lost his life when a Ho West District Assembly
pick-up allegedly run over him following a misunderstanding that ensued between
him and a revenue taskforce of the Assembly.
The incident also
culminated in an act of vandalism at the Ho West District Assembly by some
youth of the town and attacks on the Assembly staff and journalists.
Dr. Letsa said the
investigation would focus on the event leading to the death of the young man,
attacks on the Assembly and journalists.
He implored people
in the community to cooperate with the police in the investigation by providing
them with necessary and credible information.
The Minister assured
the bereaved family, the chiefs and the people that justice would not be
compromised, and that government would also provide support towards a befitting
burial of the deceased.
Togbe Sasraku III,
Sohefia of Dzolo-Gbogame expressed gratitude to the Minister for the visit and
said “what we want is justice” and pleaded with the Minister to ensure that the
investigation was carried out without any biases.
“The pain of the community
will go when justice is well served, we shall not lose hope though we lost a
son with much potential,” he said.
GNA gathered that
three persons have so far been arrested in connection with the incident
assisting police investigation.