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Municipal Chief Executive of Nkoranza South Daniel Owiredu says the delegation sent by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to Nkoranza in the Bono East Region on Wednesday have studied the situation on the ground and come to a decision to withdraw personnel stationed at the divisional headquarters.

Irate youth of the area on Tuesday vandalised properties including the district police headquarters.

Reinforcement was called in from Techiman, Sunyani and Kumasi.

One person died from gunshot wounds while about five others got injured.

The youth were protesting the death of Albert Donkor, who is believed to have been deliberately killed by the police with the pretext that he was part of a robbery gang.

MCE Owiredu told Media General‘s Komla Adom in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, May 18 that IGP’s delegation led by Commissioner of Police (COP) Christian Tetteh Yohuno confided in him that the officers and their close families would have to be withdrawn for a week or two.

“He told us that currently the police in Nkoranza are not safe. Some first facts he himself has received from them when he came and intelligence he has picked from the ground indicates that when they are left or to stay there working, the unfortunate might happen,” the MCE said.

He confirmed that calm has returned to Nkoranza as a result of heavy security.

“Since morning, [police] have been patrolling through the streets and other areas where these problems were coming from and as I speak with you the place is relatively calm and every activity that used to go on in the municipality is going on as we speak and it is cool now.”