January 10, 2023

2022 NDC Conference Violence: 4 Of 16 Wanted Arrested

The Ghana Police Service has announced the arrest of four out of the sixteen who were declared wanted for their connection with a clash that ensued during the National Women and Youth Conference of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The four were separately arrested in Tamale in the Northern Region, Kintampo in the Bono region and Wenchi in the Bono East region.

During the Women and Youth Conference at the University of Cape Coast in the Central Region on December 10, 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.

Additionally, a GHc10,000 bounty was placed on their heads.

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

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

They have been identified by the police as Abdul Halid Shaibu alias Oluu and Ibrahim Razak.

Meanwhile, Iddrisu Abass alias Jango 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.

 

According to the Service, an ensuing gun battle between the officers and Jango during his arrest resulted in the injury of an officer and the suspect.

Opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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