Parliament of Ghana is demanding an investigation into last Thursday’s deadly shooting of some suspected landguards by officers of the anti-robbery unit of the Ghana Police Service at Bortianor in the Greater Accra Region after the Member of Parliament for the area Sylvester Tetteh, and other lawmakers, made a request to the House to look into the incident.
The shootout, the police explained, led to the injury of five of the suspects who were later pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to a press release issued by the police on Saturday, June 10, the remaining suspects fled the scene “and are still on the run”.
On Tuesday, June 13 the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, asked the Defence and Interior Committee to conduct an investigation into the killing.
“We are making the referral to the committee of the Defence and Interior, and we are asking the leadership of the Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs to also join the Defence and Interior Committee and report back by the end of this month,” he said.
Meanwhile, the police are calling on the public, particularly residents of Bortianor, to be on the lookout and “promptly report any individuals with gunshot wounds who may be seeking medical treatment”.
“Your cooperation will assist the police in taking immediate action.”