Sports News of Monday, 13 January 2020
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the unfortunate shooting incident at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium that left one person injured on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
An Asante Kotoko supporter who was hit by stray 'rubber' bullets from a police officer at the stadium yesterday is currently in a stable condition receiving treatments from doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Reports indicate that doctors are working around the clock to remove the remains from the bullets from the victim’s head.
Earlier today, the Ashanti Regional Police Command released a statement on the incident and stated that it has commenced investigations into the unfortunate shooting.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command said it will investigate the action taken by the Police Officer involved in the shooting.
However, the Police Command claims that some Police Vehicles were damaged whiles some Police Officers were injured with stones that were pelted from the supporters.
The Police says it sympathizes with the injured victim and has called on the public to assist the Ashanti Regional Police Command in the investigation.
Read the full statement from the Ashanti Regional Police Command below
Some Asante Kotoko clashed with Police Personnel at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday following their painful defeat to facing Berekum Chelsea in Match Day three of the Ghana Premier League.
What caused the riots and shooting incident
Prior to the sad incident, some Kotoko fans allegedly began a riot by throwing projectiles on the field after Berekum Chelsea took a 1-0 lead.
Angry supporters of the Porcupine Warriors were furious over decisions of the referee in their match against the visiting team which led to some throwing stones and sachet water directed at the match officials.
Some also tried to force a gate to the pitch open before security officials intervened to halt the action which could have spiraled out of control in the match. Calm was restored and the game continued until the end. However, outside the stadium after the game, the disturbances continued.
In a video footage sighted by GhanaWeb a man, clad in a Kotoko replica jersey, was in a pool of blood with onlookers shouting that he (the victim) had been shot by a police officer.