Irate Youth Besiege Kotobabi Police Station… Accuse Police Of Colleague’s Death

areested youth 2An irate youth from Nima yesterday besieged the Kotobabi District Police Station in Accra and attacked police personnel on duty in connection with the death of one of the two people killed under bizarre circumstances at a drinking spot at Asylum Down in Accra on Saturday.

The youth, who were riding motorbikes were said to have thrown stones the police personnel  and vandalised a vehicle at the station, accusing them of being responsible  for the alleged murder of Sadam Abdulai, 22, café attendant.

Some of the police personnel ran for cover in the midst of the melee. The police, however, managed to arrest eight suspects after using tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Five of them have been identified as Abdallah Musah, 22, student of the LA Junior High School at Ahamasu in the Volta Region, Salifu Surakah 18, of Kimbu Senior High School, Samuel Homadzi 17, of Saint Micheal SHS at North Aburi, Alex Kwao, 20 year past student of Action SHS and Awule Suleman, 38, a carpenter.

When the Ghanaian Times got to the scene at about 12:00noon, there was heavy security at the police station.

Police armoured vehicles were also spotted stationed at vantage points.

There was a large crowed at the area who wanted to catch a glimpse about the incident.

The Public Affairs Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendant of Police, (DSP) Freeman Tettey, told journalists that the incident occured 11:00am.

He said the youth attacked the police station with clubs and stones and destroyed a police vehicle with registration number GP 3477.

DSP Tettey said the mob accused the police of murdering Abdulai, who they claimed was from Nima.

He said the police would intensify security at the station, and cautioned the public, especially, “the youth to desist from lawlessness, adding that the police will deal ruthlessness with any group or people who put the laws in their own hands”. By Anita Nyarko

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