Rt. Hon Speaker
June 14, 2022

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has directed the Committee on Defence and Interior to visit the Islamic Senior High school at Abrepo in Kumasi where the police visited the brutality on the students on Monday, June 13, 2022. The Speaker asked the committee to visit the Regional Police Command to make in known to them that they are awaiting their report, and after the report parliament is entitled to take further action.

The Committee on Defense and Interior would also be at the school and hospital to sympathize with them and see the condition in which the victims are. According to him, it would not be prudent for parliament to institute any fresh investigation into the matter since the police is already investigating through the directive of the Inspector General of Police

He advised that security authorities should not be releasing police with live bullets in such situations.
The Speaker’s directive followed a call by the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka for the incident to be referred to the Committee on Defence and Interior as an addition to the already referred issues of police brutality that the committee was working on.

Mr. Muntaka was unhappy about the continuous unprofessionalism being exhibited by the police on ordinary citizens, and believes an independent investigation and public hearings would bring the truth out as it happened at Asawase when some seven Moslem youth were killed by the police.

About 38 students were on Monday rushed to hospitals across Kumasi when the police allegedly opened tear gas and fired live bullets through the crowd while they were demonstrating over frequent road accidents in front of the school.

The students blocked the road in front of their school in the course of their protest because according to them several calls to have a speed rump erected to control over speeding yielded no result.