The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has given the Defence and Interior Committee to embark on a fact-finding mission to Kumasi over the incidence of alleged police brutality at the Islamic Senior High School (SHS).
The directive came after Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, raised the matter on the floor of Parliament today, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
“I will direct the committee on Defence and Interior to take this matter up and report next week. In other words, the committee members should visit the IGP to the regional police commander and the school in question, visit the injured persons and report by Tuesday with the findings and await the final investigations and if there is the need for us to take any further action, we will do that.”
The Police Service has interdicted senior police officials, including the Deputy Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwasi Akomeah-Apraku.
The Service admitted in a statement that “Police handling of the incident was poor” and fell short of its standard operating procedure on crowd control.
“The Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) has commenced a full-scale investigation into the conduct of the officers who were responsible for the Police response”, the statement said, and added that Police clinical psychologists have been deployed to visit the school to offer psychosocial support to the students.”