Ashaiman Police battle rampaging youth

About 200 irate youth on Sunday, stormed the Ashai-man District Police headquarters in an attempt to forcibly release two murder suspects from police cells.

The suspects, Ibrahim Shaban, 19, an auto mechanic and a 26-year-old driver’s mate, whose name was not given, were being held for allegedly shooting someone at Ashaiman Old Tulaku.

Officers of the Rapid Deployment Force of the Tema Regional Police Command, who were called in for reinforcement, brought the situation under control with the help of some opinion leaders, who appealed to the irate group to leave the police station.

According Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Juliana Obeng, the Tema Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, the Command received information on Sunday, that five men armed with shot guns stormed Ashaiman Old Tulaku at about midnight, attacked and shot a resident, Shirazu Fatau, in the neck and fled.

Relatives of the victim, managed to arrest Shaban, at Ashaiman at about 11:05 a.m. the same day and he led them to the hideout of the second suspect at Adjei-Kojo in the Tema West Constituency.

While the suspects were placed in police custody awaiting investigations, the youth, numbering about 200, stormed the police station at a noon with the intention to free them.

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