COP Bright Oduro (rtd) Former Director General in Charge of Criminal Investigation Dept (CID) has described as ‘unfortunate’ a decision made by the East Legon District Crime Office as far as investigating the violence that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election is concerened.
DSP Abena Benewaa, East Legon District Crime Officer appeared before the Emile Short Commission on Tuesday and indicated that a ‘civilian’ who had in his possession some spent shells from the scene of the violence was left to go after refusing to hand them over.
The man only identified as the Youth Chief of Wala; a resident of Weija, according to the CID refused to hand over 37 spent shells because he wanted to use it ‘to make a case’.
“I had the collection of the empty shells captured (this was after he refused to hand them over to the police). . . he is the youth Chief of Wala; he failed to mention his name; it was from my inquiry that I gathered he was the youth Chief of Wala in Accra. I gathered he lives around Weija . . . Inspector Sulley (the detective who spoke to the youth chief) said after he asked for the spent shells from him (youth chief), he said he wasn’t going to do so but he would allow him to take a picture of it; he said he was going to use it to make his case . . . he (youth chief) counted them and he said they were 37 spent shells."
Speaking to this in an interview on Citi eyewitness news, Tuesday, COP Bright Oduro said “it’s unfortunate that the man said he will hold on to the bullet shells and the police decided to back out."
According to him, he (Chief) “should have been arrested for interfering with police investigations . .. or if there were not enough policemen, there should have been reinforcement and then the empty shells taken away from him; I am sure the police who went there were not very serious about the matter.”
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com/[email protected]
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