The Ghana Police Service, Friday, said the driver who knocked down the student of the West African Secondary School, on Thursday, on the Madina-Adenta-Highway has been arrested and assured the residents and motorists in the area that there would be enough police presence to guarantee their safety.
A statement signed by Assistant Commissioner of Police David Eklu, the Director-General of Public Affairs for the Police Administration, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, however, urged motorists on that stretch of the road to exercise utmost caution to preserve lives.
Giving the background to the situation it said: “The Police on Thursday, November 8 at about 1530hours responded to rioting on the Adenta stretch of the highway following the knockdown of student of the West Africa Secondary School (WASS), who had finished registration for the second batch of the double track system.
“The Police managed to prevail over the angry resident, restoring calm and opening the road to traffic at about 1900hours as the protestors had blocked the road by burning tyres and resisting motorists from using the road.
“Police have since increased presence in the area to ensure safety of residents and road users.”
It, however, said, in the process a 14-year old boy was injured and was treated and discharged at the Nyaho Clinic, in Accra, adding that there was no record of any other injuries related to the riot control.
The statement said preliminary investigations into Thursday’s rioting showed that the Police employed the appropriate riot control methods.
It, therefore, urged the media to focus coverage on the safety of residents and road users in the area and be circumspect in reportage by cross-checking facts from the media centre set up at the Adenta Police Station.
“The Police is also calling on anybody with images or videos related to yesterday’s rioting and its control to send them to the Police Administration on whatsapp number 0206639121.”