The Police Administration assures residents of Adenta and its environs and users of the Madina-Adenta highway that Police is present in the area to ensure their safety.
At about 3:30pm yesterday November 8, 2018, Police responded to rioting on the Adenta stretch of the highway following the knockdown of a teenage girl who is a student of the West Africa Secondary School. Calm was restored and the road opened to traffic at about 1900 hours.
Police have since increased presence in the area to ensure safety of residents and road users. Motorist on that stretch of road are also urged to exercise the utmost caution to preserve lives.
Preliminary investigations into yesterday’s rioting show that Police employed the appropriate riot control methods. However, in the process, a boy of fourteen years was injured and was treated and discharged at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra. There is no record of any other injuries related to the riot control.
Meanwhile the driver who knocked down the student has been arrested and placed in Police custody.
The public and the media in particular are urged to focus coverage on the safety of residents and road users in the area and also be circumspect in their reportage, cross-checking facts from the media center set up at the Adenta Police Station this morning.
Meanwhile, anybody with images or videos related to yesterday’s rioting and its control is encouraged to send it to the Police.