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Parliament’s Select Committee on Defence and Interior will be demanding the raw CCTV footage of the incident leading to the murder of one Shadrack Arloo at the West Hills Mall in Accra.

Earlier reports indicated the young man was allegedly murdered by some security men and police officers who have claimed innocence of the allegations.

Member of Parliament for Jomoro in the Western region, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, who revealed this said the Committee was not satisfied with the footages provided by the police, hence their intention to write to them for the raw footages.

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She was speaking on Onua FM’s drive time show, Efie Ne Fie, with Dr. Prekese on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

She explained that the Committee met the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the pathologist, the family and Lawyer Francis Sosu “who was our lawyer but he was not allowed into the meeting.”

“You know the Speaker of Parliament referred the issue to the Defence Committee so on Thursday, we met the Interior Minister, the IGP, the pathologist and the family and they brought a footage and it was edited version,” she said.

Madam Affo-Toffey said “the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Ken Agyapong said we should watch the raw one because the one the police brought was the edited which is different from the one we saw on social media.”

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“From what they brought, when he fell and he was being beaten by the police was taken out…we saw where the security was manhandling the man,” she explained.

The MP said “I raised a concern about what we watched because I had a footage where two police officers were molesting him. The panel realized it was not making sense so they said they will write to the West Hills Mall for the raw footage.”

The MP assured that the matter would not be allowed to die without sanctioning the culprits.

“We have not let it go. We are digging deep into to it. We need to establish the trust between the police and the citizens so we shall not let this go,” the MP assured.

But, Madam Affo-Toffey added that “the police says they have not seen any other video apart from the edited version they showed us during the meeting with the Committee”.

“I paid GH¢3,000 to the guy who shot the short raw footage at the mall but he has refused to release the video so I have given that video to the Committee.

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Meanwhile, Shadrack Arloo will be buried on April 14, 2023.

“We shall burry him on the 14th of April. The family was asking for another autopsy but according to the lawyer, the evidence is enough so we have decided to bury him,” she disclosed.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|OnuaNews|