The Member of Parliament for Akatsi South, Hon Bernard Ahiafor has called on the Youth of the Constituency to exercises restrain as police investigate the death of two youth of the town.
The MP who is currently in India for parliamentary duty made the call following news of violence between police and some youth members.
The youth action followed the death of a young man who was ran over by police riot vehicle in Akatsi South
Full statement by the MP
My attention has been drawn to the unfortunate incident that has again happened two nights ago in my beloved constituency when I was far away in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Guwahati, India performing Parliamentary duty. A life of a young son of Akatsi South was lost again. Reports have it that a police Riot control van ran into them when they were on a motorbike going home in the night. Two of his friends sustained injury and unfortunately, Setor, known among his peers as “Snipper” gave up his life after been rushed to the hospital. This was followed by a crash between the Youth and the Police leading to the death of two of our young men.
I humbly plead with the Youth to remain calm to avoid any further loss of life or injury. l called on the Akatsi Police to resort to peaceful resolution of matters and restore peace at Akatsi. Akatsi is a land of Peace.
I called the Municipal Chief Executive who is the Head and Commander of Municipal Security , Hon. Kofitsey Nyahe) and in my absence, he will help restore peace and security at Akatsi. I urge on the Police Commander to assist and both in my absence hold a crunch emergency meeting to investigate the cause of this misfortune.
I use this opportunity to sympathize with the bereaved families and their loved ones.
Again, I ask the gallant youths of our dear Akatsi to exercise self control and restrain at this trying time to mourn with their beloved brothers in peace as we all await the investigation and official report on the matter. I am on my knees pleading. Let Peace prevail.
Long live Akatsi
Long live the Future Leaders.