Cop interdicted for shooting Kotoko fan
The policeman who allegedly shot a supporter of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been interdicted by the police hierarchy in the Ashanti Region.
Police have also begun investigations into the bloody incident after violence marred Sunday’s game against Berekum Chelsea.
“The officer has been interdicted on the instruction of the Regional Commander, pending investigation,” a press statement released by Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyo said.
The Command called for professionalism among police personnel and empathised with the family of the victim.
The police attempt to quell violence which broke out on the pitch after the dismissal of Kotoko defender, Empem Dacosta, triggered the incident.
Dacosta’s second yellow card proved costly as the Porcupine Warriors lost by one goal against Berekum Chelsea in the Ghana Premier League played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Aggrieved Kotoko spectators threw missiles onto the field. A few of the supporters gained access to the inner perimeter of the football field and the shots were fired in an attempt to protect the referee and his assistants.
The injured supporter was hit in the head and was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment after bleeding profusely.
He is currently in a stable condition and the club has offered to foot bills.