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FALSE: Five men with the late Albert Donkor are not police officers

A Facebook post claiming that the five men in a picture with the late Albert Donkor are police officers from the Nkoranza south police station is false.
The claim which was published on 22nd May reads “This is a picture of Albert Donkor (in red), eating and drinking with the Police in Nkoranza South. The guy had so many friends in the Police in the town; and attends many events with them. So when he said he recognized the Robbers as police officers from the town. He knew what he was talking about. He was abducted from his bed while sleeping and shot dead by criminals we have employed as our police force. This is cold blooded murder of a whistle blower. Nothing else.”
The claim received 1.6k likes, 375 comments, and 380 shares with different people sharing it on tweeter.
The Ghana Police Service, however, disputed the claims in a tweet dated May 26th, claiming that none of the five guys is a police officer.
“The attention of the Ghana Police Service has been drawn to a picture circulating on social media among others showing six people with the caption “Albert Donkor (in red) eating and drinking with Nkoranza South policemen.”
“The Police Administration wishes to state categorically that those men seen in the picture are not Police officers from Nkoranza South Municipality or any part of the country. “
Our investigations have revealed that this is a picture of Albert Donkor and his five friends, none of whom is a police officer, which was taken at a funeral at Boana in the Nkoranza North District, approximately, 20 kilometres away from Nkoranza.”
The Ghana Police Service thus urged the general public to disregard claims making rounds that the five men are police officers.
Zubaida Mabuno Ismail is a trained fact-checker and has worked with GhanaFact and Fact Check Ghana. She is an alumnus of Code for Africa Fact-checking fellowship for Anglophone West Africa.
Source: www.zamireports.com / Accra.

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