Three police men have been arrested following their alleged involvement in the shooting of a first-year student at St Paul’s Boys’ Senior High School at Denu in the Volta Region.
The three officers have been transferred to the Greater Accra Regional Police headquarters for interrogation over what transpired between them and the rioting students.
17 year old Adio Rahkib Yashau Turawah was shot dead during a rioting on the St. Paul's Senior High School when they clashed with the police after the latter attempted to control the rampaging students who were bent on lynching two of their own.
According to the angry students, two of their colleagues were caught in the act of homosexuality and were having anal sex. They said this abhorred them and wanted to teach the students a lesson. The situation got out of hand forcing a teacher to contact the police.
The first team of officers who arrived at the scene attempted controlling students. But things worsened as the students threw missiles at the police. In their attempt to disperse them by firing warning shots, a live bullet was fired, killing the young lad instantly.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has assured of an in-depth investigation into the unfortunate incident to the extent that he ordered the three policemen to be arrested immediately.
They have been brought to the police headquarters to assist in the ongoing investigation.
The school was subsequently closed down following the riot.
Meanwhile The remains of the deceased first year student has been buried on Monday in Ho in accordance with Islamic tradition.