Some youths in Asamakese have taken to the streets to seek justice for a 33-year-old taxi driver who was killed by a military officer who opened fire on the street.
On 5th April 2021, a taxi driver identified as Yaw George was reportedly shot dead while escorting a truck that was transferring lumber.
According to reports, the taxi driver and the lumber truck were being chased by the military and upon approaching the police barrier at Asamankese to Accra road, the officers opened fire through the windshield of the taxi, killing the taxi driver instantly.
An eyewitness told Starr News that the military officers abandoned the taxi driver after killing him and went after the truck. The eyewitness the that some policemen came to the scene and chased down the military men who shot the taxi driver.
The military man opened fire on the taxi driver upon reaching the barrier killing him at the spot at the Police barrier on Asamankese to Accra road. He shot him in the head. Whenever he is transporting lumber to Accra, he follows with his taxi so the truck had even passed the barrier and left. So when the military shot the taxi driver they even abandoned him and were still pursuing the truck so it was the police officers who noticed the shooting incident and chased the military officers to report themselves to the Police, he said.
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, the residents of Asamankese stormed the police station, demanding justice by calling for the arrest of the military man who killed the driver.
One of the youths who took to the streets to protest said; We will invoke curses on the military officer and his family. We will destroy all of his family members. In Ghana, if you are not connected to a big man they treat you as a nonentity. We want justice we won’t let this go
However, the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado promised to gist the media of their progress after the preliminary investigation is completed.