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Savannah Region NPP condemns police brutality in Daboya


The New Patriotic Party in the Savannah Region have condemned what they termed as fresh raid, arrests, and brutality meted out to some youth by the police in Daboya in the North Gonja District in connection with the recent land dispute at Lukula.

In a statement signed by the regional secretary of the party, Mohammed Issah and copied to Kasha news, the party said the recent raid and arrest is undesirable, completely needless and a slap in the face of the progress made after the last unfortunate incident.

Police on Friday dawn arrested four more suspects alleged to be part of a group that attacked a police station at Daboya in connection with the recent Lukula land unrest.

The suspects are Fusheini Malik, Ewuntomah Shakuru, Alidu and Jafaru.

They are said to have been picked up from their respective homes in the wee hours of Friday June 16 2023.

According to the NPP, the deployment of National Security, the police CID in such an intimidating manner is a cause of worry to the people of the area, especially when there is no conflict in Daboya.

"The good people of Daboya have shown decency and respect for the rule law and should not be taken through such degrading and inhuman actions of the police", part of the statement stated.

The party in the statement disclosed that the raid has rather heightened the already tensed situation in the area and called on the Inspector General of Police to intervene in the matter for cool heads to prevail.

"The Rambo arrests and brutalities visited on our people as described is barbaric and uncivilized in modern times as ours. We condemn same in no uncertain terms".

"The party is calling on the IGP and all well-meaning Ghanaians, to as a matter of urgency intervene so to restore calm in that part of the Region".

The party concluded by expressing its solidarity, prayers and thoughts for the good people of Wasipe and the North Gonja District.


118 suspects were first arrested for allegedly smashing the Savannah Regional Police Commander's vehicle windscreen and another pick-up belonging to the North Gonja District Command.

After screening, 87 of them were freed whiles the remaining 21 suspects were remanded in police custody before and appeared before the Tamale circuit Court on Monday, June 5, 2023.

The Presiding Judge of the Tamale circuit Court, His Worship Amadu Issifu granted them bail in the sum of Gh¢6,000 each, with one surety to be justified.

The case was adjourned to June 23, 2023.

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