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Rumble strips fixed on ‘killer’ Abrepo road 24hrs after Islamic SHS incident

Barely 24 hours after protests by students of Kumasi based Islamic Senior High School, rumble strips have been fixed on the ‘killer Abrepo junction.

The protest, which triggered the unprofessional approach by the Police resulting in the hospitalization of 35 students after firing of tear gas and gun shots, was over the frequent knock-down of students and other pedestrians on the newly constructed road.

Calm has been restored after agitated parents besieged the school premises yesterday demanding withdrawal of their ward.

Myxyzonline checks indicate, academic work has resumed. Police clinical psychologists have also been deployed to offer support to condition traumatized students.

Meanwhile the Speaker of Parliament has directed the Defense and Interior Committee to investigate the disturbances. This followed concerns raised by MP for Asawase and Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak on Tuesday.
The Committee among other terms of reference are to engage the Inspector General of Police, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, the school officials, witnesses and present their report within a week.

The GES is also conducting its independent investigation.

Yesterday, IGP, COP George Akuffo Dampare, who rushed to the scene ordered the immediate interdiction of the Deputy Ashanti regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwasi Akomeah-Apraku, Suame Divisional Commander, ACP Alex Cudjoe Acquah and the Regional Operations Commander, ACP George Ankomah, while investigations continue.

 

Reports indicate the Police applied force after students pelted them with stones.
22 of the 35 hospitalized students have so far been discharged.

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