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Police officer who shot Kotoko fan in the eye interdicted

The Police Officer who shot rubber bullet into the rampaging crowd after Asante Kotoko was defeated by Berekum Chelsea on Sunday has been interdicted.

The bullet hit a Kotoko fan in the eye leading to the permanent damage of the organ.

The interdiction is to enable the police commence investigation into the shooting incident.

“The injured person is currently on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital receiving treatment and is in stable condition."

“The Command takes a serious view of the incident and has subsequently commenced investigation into the action of the Police Officer involved in the shooting. The officer has been interdicted on the instruction of the Regional Commander, pending investigation,” the Police said in a statement Monday.

The victim who hasn’t been named yet was subsequently seen in a video circulating being rushed in a police ambulance to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and later transferred to a private facility for CT scan at Petase.

Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako who saw the victim at the hospital reports that the victim’s right eye is “damaged for life”.

The FA in a statement said, “While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct a thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident.”

Source: Starr FM

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