Policeman In Maamobi Shooting Interdicted

igp_alhassanThe  policeman who allegedly shot a taxi driver at Kawukudi junction which resulted in a melee at Maamobi in Accra, has been interdicted by the Police Administration.

The Accra Regional Police Command Public Affairs Officer, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Freeman Tettey disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times yesterday.

He said Lance Corporal Issahaku Abdul of the Kotobabi Police Station has been interdicted to facilitate investigations into the case.

It would be recalled that The Ghanaian Times on July 7, repoprted that “Irate youths of Maamobi in Accra who were prevented from lynching a policeman, went on the rampage”, and destroyed property at Mawuko restaurant where he had sought refuge.

Cars parked along the road, as well as a police vehicle in the area were not spared.

The incident happened that Saturday evening when the policeman Lance Corporal Issahaku Abdul Salam was alleged by the youth to have shot a taxi driver and killed him.

The youth, therefore, decided to lynch him.

A police team, was called to rescue him, but the mob decided to vent their spleen on the restaurant and its owners for facilitating his escape.

Eyewitnesses said the policeman, who was on patrol duty at the Kawukudi intersection, signalled the Opel Astra taxi driver, Kwame Osei, 30, to stop for checking, but he ignored the signal and sped off.

Corporal Abdul, suspecting the driver was a criminal, chased him on a motorbike, and shot him.

Thereafter, speculations arose that the policeman had killed the driver, which incensed the youth to attack him.

L/Corporal Salam was beaten by the mob from the spot of the incident to Mamobi where he took refuge in the Marwuko Restaurant.

It took the police team about an hour to rescue their colleague from the mob.  By Anita Nyarko        

 

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