Donkorkrom Clashes Residents must rebuild police station else... - Police

Some irate residents set the police station there on fire in protest over some police officers who fled after being allegedly involved a bullion van attack which led to the death of the driver.

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The Police administration has warned it will not assign police officers to Donkorkrom and Tease in the Eastern Region until a Police station that was destroyed by residents of the area is rebuilt.

Some irate residents set the police station there on fire in protest over some police officers who fled after being allegedly involved a bullion van attack which led to the death of the driver.

READ ALSO: Bullion Van Attack 5 shot, several injured in Donkorkrom police shootout

The attempted robbery led to the death of the driver of the van after a heated exchange of gunfire between the police officer in the van and the suspects.

Addressing the media on Friday, Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Prosper Kwame Agblor said residents must pay for the construction of the offices else police officers will never return to protect the communities.

He said when the incident happened “we came out to assure the general public of the efforts we were making to re-arrest the suspects and urged them to remain calm and assist the police in this direction.”

“However, the action that followed the escape of the suspects is unfortunate and reprehensible, to say the least. On Thursday, residents of Donkorkrom and Tease on the instigation of some opinion leaders mobilized and attacked some Police stations vandalizing service vehicles and other vehicles packed within the premises of the said police facilities and setting some rooms of the Donkorkrom Police barracks ablaze.”

COP Agblor also said some of the residents “attacked the Police officers and their families and looted one of the blocks in the barracks, taking personal belongings of the affected personnel and their families away.”

He, however, assured that the two police officers who were allegedly involved in the bullion van attack will be sanctioned accordingly if found culpable.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Eastern regional Police PRO, Gideon Boateng has told Pulse.com.gh that a combined force of Police and military personnel have been dispatched to the area to maintain law and order.

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