Lamasheigu Youth On The Rampage

mohammedSome angry youth at Lamasheigu, a suburb of Tamale metropolis, on Saturday set ablaze, a tipper truck which allegedly hit and killed a 12-year-old girl.

The deceased, identified as Idaya Sualisa, was riding a bicycle on the shoulders of the main road to the Lamasheigu roundabout when the incident occurred.

Eye-witnesses said the angry youth, who saw the carelessness of the driver, could not wait for the police, but rather set the truck ablaze.

They attempted to lynch the driver but a good-Samaritan saved him by taking him on his motorbike and speeding off from the scene.

According to the eye-witnesses, the fuming youth did not even allow Fire Service personnel to put out the fire as they pelted them with stones.

The irate youth also stoned police personnel who arrived there to ensure law and order.

The police, however, managed to pick the body to the Tamale Teaching hospital morgue.

The Northern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Superintendent Blewushie Cashman, confirmed the incident to the Times on phone and cautioned the youth to allow the police to handle such matters when they arise.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale


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