Asawase killings: Gov’t to take action Nov. 16

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The government is set to announce by Friday, 16 November 2018, its decision on investigations into the killing of seven young men from Asawase in the Ashanti Region…

The government is set to announce by Friday, 16 November 2018, its decision on investigations into the killing of seven young men from Asawase in the Ashanti Region.

They were gunned down by a Police Anti-Armed Robbery squad in July this year at Manso Nkwanta.

The deceased persons were later reported to have been armed robbers, a report which was challenged by residents of Asawase from where the men hailed.

The government promised a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and consequently set up a special committee to conduct the probe.

Sources close to the government say that President Nana Akufo-Addo has received the Attorney General’s recommendations on the findings of the committee, and is set to announce the government’s decisions by Friday.

The Asawase shootings shocked many residents in and around the community, leading to questions about the conduct of the police.

The government committed to an impartial process of determining the truth and is reported to have concluded the investigations.

Sources within the government who are familiar with the report, say the special committee worked diligently in interrogating various persons of interest and has submitted a comprehensive report which will form the basis of the government’s decision.

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