The Bortianor Traditional Council has submitted a petition to Parliament to probe into the shooting incident where five individuals suspected to be landguards were shot and killed by police at Akwasa Hill in Bortianor in the Ga South Municipality.
The Council is calling on Parliament to as a matter of urgency investigate the issue.
Nii Kojo Mansah, Mankralo of Bortianor said, the incident has sparked widespread criticism among traditional authorities in Bortianor following the killing of the five persons by the police.
“We need to know exactly what happened to those individuals who were shot by the police. The entire community is asking questions. That is why we decided to petition Parliament to investigate the matter,” Nii Kojo Mensah, a member of the Bortianor Traditional Council.
The Police service, in justifying its action, claimed that the mudered suspects had been causing fear and distress in the area. But some residents have challenged this assertion, saying that some of the individuals killed were not landguards but ordinary residents.
Meanwhile, Parliament through the Defence and Interior Committee is set to investigate the incident which led to the deaths of five persons suspected to be landguards.