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Policeman who shot Kotoko fan interdicted

Sports News of Monday, 13 January 2020

Source: Graphic.com.gh

The fans reportedly pelted policemen on duty with stones and damaged police vehicles play videoThe fans reportedly pelted policemen on duty with stones and damaged police vehicles

The policeman who shot and injured a Kumasi Asante Kotoko fan after last Sunday's match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium has been interdicted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command as part of investigations into the incident.

The football fan was shot under the left eye with a rubber bullet after fans of Kotoko went on a rampage as part of a protest against referees who officiated the match on Sunday.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has not put out the name of the policeman but has explained that investigations have been instituted into the incident, to unravel what led to the fan being shot under the left eye.

A statement issued by the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Godwin Ahianyo, wished the injured fan a speedy recovery.

He reiterated the command's position on the need for its personnel to exhibit professionalism and ensure the safety of all persons at public events, especially at the stadia.

According to him, the incident happened at a time some supporters of Kotoko went on a rampage after the club lost a home match to Berekum Chelsea.

The fans reportedly pelted policemen on duty with stones and damaged police vehicles and also injured some policemen, he said.

ASP Ahianyo explained that the injured fan who had been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is, however, responding to treatment and is in stable condition.

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