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10-Feb-2015  
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The Police have arrested three of its officers who were allegedly involved in the shooting incident at the St Paul’s Senior High School in the Volta Region which led to the death of a 17-year old student of the school.

Adio Rahkib Yushau Turawah was allegedly shot by one of the officers who were sent to the school to maintain law and order after the students rioted over sexual act between two of the male students.

However, the Police allegedly shot one of the students in the process killing him instantly.

According to an autopsy report, Rakhib was hit by “a high velocity gunshot” which “penetrated and fractured his skull leading to his death.”

Meanwhile, speaking on Eyewitness News, the Volta Regional Police Commander, ACP Peterkin Yentumi Gyinae confirmed that three of its personnel have been arrested and sent to their National Headquarters in Accra to aid in investigations, but failed to disclose their names.

He insisted that the personnel were on patrol in the area and were called to quickly rush to the school to restore peace adding that “they were not organized to go there carrying arms,” as being speculated.

“They were rather on patrols in the town and the officer felt that in the interim they could quickly ensure that the information they had that some people were about to be lynched is prevented. So it’s not as if they had the information and they organized them and armed them to go.”

He noted that the “IGP himself has assured of in-depth investigation” into the matter “to the extent that he ordered them to be arrested immediately that very dawn and brought to Ho and detained. As of now, they have been taken to Accra and investigation ongoing.”

The St Paul’s Senior High School has been closed down.We haven’t become trigger happy – Ghana Police

The Ghana Police Service has dismissed assertions that some of its personnel are just trigger happy officers who use of live bullets when even there are no threats to life.

“No, I wouldn’t say that some of our colleagues are becoming trigger happy,” said the Director of Police Public Affairs, Superintendent Cephas Arthur.

“We are looking for the reason why there should be a fire arm discharge, we are looking for why fire arms were carried to such an occasion, we are looking to establish the appropriateness or otherwise of discharging fire arms at such a place,” he said.
 
 
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