Crime

Students Stone Policemen In Kumasi

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POLICEMEN THAT provided security during a 3-day 2024 Senior High School (SHS) Girls Soccer Final at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, reportedly suffered the ordeal of being stoned by students.

According to a police report, there was a fierce fight between students of the Armed Forces SHS and Islamic SHS during the games, which called for a swift police intervention to help restore law and order at the stadium.

As the policemen risked their lives to separate the feuding parties at 8am on June 11, 2024, the charged students, strangely, decided to pelt the security officers with stones, causing head injuries to one policeman in the process.

The injured policeman, who has since been identified as G/Const. Boakye Bismark of SWAT Unit Ashanti Region, was quickly rushed to the hospital to treat his head injuries and was discharged the same day.

The Asokwa District Police report disclosed that some suspects in the case have been identified and they would be eventually apprehended to assist the police in their investigations.

“On 11/06/2024, at 0800hrs Schools and Colleges Federation-Ashanti started a 3-day 2024 Girls Soccer Final at Baba Yara Sports Stadium/Kumasi.

“In the course of the games, a fight ensued between armed forces SHS and Islamic SHS. Police men on duty proceeded to the scene to restore peace.

“The students threw stones at the police and in the process, No. 63805 G/Const. Boakye Bismark of SWAT Unit /Ash sustained head injury”, part of a police statement disclosed.

It said the injured policeman was rushed to a stadium ambulance station and he was later conveyed to a hospital in Asokwa, where he was treated and discharged the same day.

According to the police, some suspects have been identified by the police and they would be invited to assist with investigations.

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