Source: myjoyonline.com - The Kwapong police post in the Brong Ahafo region which was evacuated after Saturday’s riot has been re-opened.
The reopening follows a Security Council meeting that resolved to replace police officers who clashed with angry residents with new officers.
Regional Minister, Eric Opoku who chairs the Security Council believes the latest action would restore lasting peace in Kwapong.
“As a result of the shooting incident, police have decided to withdraw all the officers who were at that station and then send fresh ones.
“When you allow them to stay, the families of those who were injured or those who have died may also attempt to attack the officers that is why we have decided to replace them with new ones in order to restore law and order”, he added.
The Minister said investigation is still ongoing and some people have been arrested.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command evacuated the police station at Kwapong, 24 hours after an angry crowd vandalized the police post leaving two dead and many others injured.
The rioting youth of Kwapong stormed the police station on Saturday demanding that a man in police custody be handed to them for instant justice.
The man – named only as Efo Kojo – had stabbed an indigene of the town, killing him instantly.
The angry crowd vandalized the police station, when police refused to hand over Efo Kojo to them.
Police told Joy News the angry crowds forced the suspect out from police cells and burnt him.
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