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2022 NDC Conference Riot: One More Arrested

One more person has been arrested by the police over his alleged role in the disturbances that ensued during the National Youth and Women’s Conference of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in December 2022.


This has brought the number of persons arrested to 7 with 9 more being pursued.


A press statement from the police on March 14 said the suspect, Fuseini Lukman Yidana, was arrested at Tamale Cultural Centre on March 9.


He is currently in Police custody and being prepared to be arraigned in court.



During the Women and Youth Conference at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region on December 10, 2022, a violent clash ensued between two factions which resulted in the injury of three and damage of properties.


The police explained, “while proceedings were ongoing at the Congress two rival groups violently clashed throwing stones, blocks, sticks, clubs, chairs among others, causing injury to three persons and destruction to property.”


Sixteen people were identified during a review of Police-specific video footage of the event and declared wanted.


As part of efforts to find out the suspects, a GHc10,000 bounty was placed on their heads.


Earlier Arrests

Almost a month after the incident, four were arrested within the space of two days.


The first two were arrested in Tamale on January 7, 2023.


They were identified by the police as Abdul Halid Shaibu and Ibrahim Razak.


Meanwhile, Iddrisu Abass who is believed to be the ringleader and suspect Dawda Mohammed Nazir were arrested at Kintampo and Wenchi in the Bono and Bono East regions respectively on 8th January 2023, the police said in a statement.


In February, the Police Service announced the arrest of Abdul-Fataw Adams and Hajj Dawda Hassan.


Abdul-Fataw and Dawda Hassan were arrested at Wenchi in the Bono Region and Tishegu, Tamale in the Northern Region respectively.



Source: Fuseini

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