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Twenty three people have been picked up at Gushiegu in the Northern Region for their alleged involvement in the political violence that occurred in the area and Kpatinga in 2008 which led to the death of three persons, including an elderly sub-chief.
The names of the suspects were not given for security reasons. According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, all the suspects are now in police custody and are being prepared for prosecution.
He said the suspects included six others who had earlier been tried in connection with the case at the Tamale Magistrate’s Court but had later been granted bail by the Tamale High Court.
The docket on the case was subsequently referred to the Attorney-Genera I’s (A-G) Office for advice.
Mr Teach explained that the arrest of the 23 suspects was, therefore, upon the advice of the AG’s office.
Following the murder of the three persons and the destruction of property during the violence, a curfew was imposed on the area in 2008.
The curfew is yet to be completely lifted, as the Ministry of the Interior continues to renew it almost every week to forestall any nossible renrisal attacks.