There is no evidence to establish that seven persons shot dead by police at Manso Nkwanta in the Ashanti region were armed robbers, the Information Ministry has said in a statement Monday.
According to the statement signed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah the findings from a fact-finding committee, which was set up to look into the killings that sparked violence in Manso Nkwanta which is the capital of the Amansie West District, “There were no facts before the committee to establish that the deceased persons were armed robbers who engaged in exchange of fire with the Police,” the statement read.
The police said and held on to a narrative, the seven were robbery suspects. Zongo chiefs in the district rejected the claim while youths backed thier call for investigations with days of spontaneous violence.
The Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and top government officials moved into the community to speak with community’s leaders.
Our thoughts and prayers go out the families of the Zongo 7 who were killed by the police.