Angry Zongo Youth set Asawase Police Station on fire over ‘police injustice’

Angry Zongo Youth set Asawase Police Station on fire over

The Zongo youth of Asawase have set the Police station at Asawase in Kumasi in the Ashanti region on fire.

This is part of the protest against the shooting by police of 7 alleged armed robbers who are Zongo indigenes.

A policeman has been injured in the process while a military team has been dispatched to the area to quell the rampage. The youth began the protest from the Kumasi Central Mosque area.

A few hours ago, Zongo youth from Asawase Zongo in the Ashanti Region stormed the Kumasi Central Mosque in the Ashanti Region, burning tyres in protest against what they call ‘unjust shootings’ of seven residents of the Zongo by the police.

Some of them chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’, recounting how religious some of the boys killed were and could never have hurt a fly.

But the Police maintain and are convinced the boys were armed robbers.

The family members and community opinion leaders have also maintained the boys were not, and have never been armed robbers.

The rampaging youth held placards with “we want Justice” and “All die be die” among others.

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They have also mounted roadblocks in front of the Kumasi Central mosque demanding justice for the killings of the seven Zongo persons who were shot dead by police near Anhwiakwanta on the Kumasi-Obuasi road Tuesday.


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