Asawase Killings: Gov’t Decision Due By Nov 16

Government is set announce by Friday 16th November, its decision on the investigations into the killing of five young men from Asawase in the Ashanti Region.

The five men were gunned down by a Police Anti-Armed Robbery Squad in July this year at Manso Nkwanta. The deceased were later reported to have been armed robbers, a report which was challenged by residents of Asawase from where the men hailed.

Government promised full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and consequently set up a special committee to conduct the investigations.

Sources close to government say that the President is in receipt of the Attorney General’s recommendations on findings of the committee and is set to announce government’s decisions by Friday.

The Asawase shootings shocked many residents in and around the community leading to questions about Police conduct in crowd control situations.

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

Government sources say the special committee worked diligently in interrogating various persons of interest and has submitted a comprehensive report which will form the basis of government's decision.