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U/E Police condemn attacks on officers at Bawku


2009-11-09 16:53:54
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The Upper East Regional Police Command has condemned attacks on police officers ensuring law and order at Bawku and its adjoining communities.

Recounting the occasions on which these attacks took place, the Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the police service, Chief Inspector Thomas Agbanyo said on October 30th 2009, one Constable Atepo Augustine was hit in the left limb by a stray bullet from one ‘Rambo’. The police officer has since been transferred to the police hospital in Accra for treatment.


The PRO said on November 1st 2009, the chief of Binduri, Nana Akulbila reported to the police that a drinking bar operator in the area was flouting the curfew hours with his music.

When a team of police men, led by Inspector J.K Okyere was deployed to investigate the matter, they were attacked by some four men who attempted to disarm one of the police officers, Constable Oscar Sarpong. In the course of the struggle, his raffle went off and hit one of the assailants, Samuel Akparigu, aged 22, in the waist. One Asandagu Azire was also injured due to a stampede that ensued during the struggle.

Other police officers, Constable Thomas Sankara, Constable Joshua Tano and Lance Corporal Samuel Ntow were chased into the Binduri forest and were later rescued by a rescue team of police officers.

Mr. Agbanyo said the third incident took place when some youth in Bawku attacked the Sankara Police rented quarters at Hausa Zongo. In the course of exchange of fire, Lance Corporal Mawu Alo was hit in the left foot by a bullet and was rushed to Quality Health centre for treatment.

The police command has, therefore, reminded the people of Bawku and the general public that the presence of the police in Bawku was to maintain peace and order, and to protect the vulnerable but not to fight any group in the conflict.

The command subsequently warned that the people of Bawku should not push the police officers to the wall, since that would not help to bring lasting peace to the area

source: db.ghanaian-chronicle.com

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