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Three Chiefs Held Over Clashes in Wa East


2006-01-29 10:51:12
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Three Chiefs and two other persons in the Wa East
District have been arrested and placed in police custody for their alleged roles in a
communal clash between the people of Sing and Tanina resulting in the death of one
person.

A 67-year-old farmer, Wa-na Abu, was injured in the hostilities.
The chiefs are Naa Daan Sumani, Chief of Sing; Naa Issahaku Kasuuli, Chief of Tanina,
and Naa Lamini Mahama, Chief of Piisi.

The other persons are Shilla Issahaku and Sidik Dajiema. The deceased has been
identified as Bafon Manpee, aged 51.
The clash which occurred on Tuesday following a dispute over the ownership of Piisi
lands also resulted in the burning down of the Piisi market

Speaking to the Times, the Deputy Upper West Regional Police Commander, Chief
Superintendent Robert Ayaliago, said that the intervention of the police and other
security agencies, prevented what might have ended in a "blood bath."

He said that life has returned to normal following the detailing of police there to maintain
law and order. Thorough investigations are underway.

The Upper West Regional Minister, Ambrose Dery, described the incident as regrettable,
saying people should use dialogue and lawful means to settle differences and not to resort
to violence.

The Regional Minister visited Wa-Naa Abu at the Regional Hospital to wish him speedy
recovery. He also expressed condolence to the bereaved family of the dead.

Source: GRi

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