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Family of GRIDCo man shot by police cries for justice

Family members of a Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) worker who was shot and arrested by police at Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region for allegedly not stopping at a checkpoint is demanding his release from police custody.

The suspect, Maclean Amoah, who works with the Operation and Safety Department at GRIDCo, was allegedly shot on the Nyinahin road in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region.

He has been on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for the past four weeks.

A police officer from the SWAT department in the Ashanti region has been assigned to watch over the victim at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Maclean remained tight-lipped on other aspects of the case when Citi News contacted him.

But he also revealed that some top executives at GRIDCO are helping to resolve the issue with the police department.

Meanwhile, his mother, Dora Asonkwa and brother, Yaw Debrah are insisting that the suspect is not a robber.

They are also calling for justice to be served.

“I’ve asked GRIDCO to help my son and get my son from police custody,” Dora Asonkwa told Citi News.

“I know my son is not a thief. GRIDCo is also worried. We are looking to the authorities at GRIDCo for help. If it wasn’t for the GRIDCo bosses, I would have gone to Nana Akufo-Addo for help. I am an NPP supporter. How can I vote for them and my son will be killed and taken from the earth?”

The shooting happened on Thursday, March 21, 2019 around 10 pm.

Maclean was driving alone in his salon car with registration number when he was said to have ignored the checkpoint prompting a chase from the police.

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