Nmai-Dzorn shooting: IGP directs CID to take over investigation

The Acting Inspector General of Police has directed the Criminal investigations Department to take over probe into circumstances that led to the death of an innocent man at Nmai-Dzorn in Accra.

The diseased, Isaac Adjei was shot by a police officer yesterday when they visited the area in search of a suspected armed robber.

The suspect, Adeshie Bagadzie who also died during the shootout was suspected to have played a role in the murder of one person.

The person died after a chieftaincy dispute erupted at Teshie during the Homowo festival celebrations last year.

The police therefore sought and obtained a court warrant for Adeshie’s arrest. At midnight, Wednesday they stormed Nmai-Dzorn, where the suspect was believed be hiding.

Sergeant Adoe reportedly opened fire after Adeshie and Isaac began to attack the police with knives, machetes and other offensive weapons . This led to the death of Adeshie and Isaac.

Sergeant Adoe, has since been detained to help in the investigations.

But the family of Isaac Adjei claims he is innocent and did not attack the police as was put out yesterday.

“We are not happy about the information the police put on air yesterday. Isaac is not a criminal. We were sleeping when we heard gunshots,” Adolf told Joy News’ Kwettey Nettey.

He continued that he phoned one of his brothers “because I thought armed robbers were attacking residents in the neighbourhood. I tried to phone the police in the area to tell them that there was a robbery incident ongoing and they said they were patrolling elsewhere.”

Adolf added that they stayed indoors “because the gunshot was continuous and we only came out after the place was quiet. Then we saw blood traces that looked like some bodies had been dragged on the floor.”

He said the family hopes that investigation into the incident will be as independent as possible.

“As a family, once the police have come to plead with us that they are going to do further investigation and bring punish those people, we will wait. When they come out with something that we are not okay with, we know what to do,” he stated.

The Accra regional Police PRO, ASP Afia Tenge says the Acting IGP has also directed that an independent pathologist conduct autopsies on the bodies to help the neutrality of the investigation.

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