Youth attempted to attack Nkoranza police station

Quick intervention by the police on Thursday prevented some group of people from attacking the Nkoranza police station following the death of their colleague arrested by the police in their special routine swoop at Nkoranza.

Four persons were arrested on January 15in a police swoop at a “wee” base at Nkoranza possessing some dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

Briefing The Ghana News Agency in Sunyani , Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Patrick Sarpong, Acting Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, said why organized a special swoop at a location at Nkoranza.

He said during the exercise two of the four persons arrested complained of illness the next day and were taken to Saint Teresah Hospital at about 1320 hours and one of them was treated and discharged but Kwasi Damoah, 25, was detained at the hospital.

ACP Sarpong said at about 1600 hours Damoah died at the hospital.

He said when news of the death got to his friends they grouped themselves into three, armed themselves with offensive weapons such as stones, cutlasses and clubs and marched to the Nkoranza Police Station to attack the place.

He said they threw stones at the police station blocked the Nkonza main road to prevent movement of vehicles and burnt car tyres in the middle of the road but police cleared and brought the situation under control.

ACP Sarpong said a police vehicle returning to the station was attacked and had its windscreen and left hand side mirror damaged.

He said police had brought calm to the place and three persons who were arrested, Kofi Fosu,22, Ameyaw Nicholas, 20, and Nana Yaw, 18, will be put before court. GNA

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