… Locks up SADA offices in Tamale

Salifu Sa-eed, Northern Regional Minister Designate

Salifu Sa-eed, Northern Regional Minister Designate

A group of youths believed to be supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday stormed offices of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in Tamale and attacked workers on duty.

The youth who numbered about 50 beat up the workers and sacked them from their various offices and locked up the premises warning the officers not to step foot there.

They manhandled officers who resisted orders to leave their offices.

An officer of SADA who pleaded anonymity told The Ghanaian Times that some members of the group nearly slapped her when she delaying in picking her bag from her office.

Some of the youth were overheard saying that the officers had overstayed in the offices.

According to the youths, the officers if allowed in the office would help cover the corrupt and rot that had occurred there.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh in an interview with The Ghanaian Times confirmed the attack at the SADA office.

He said a combined team of police and military personnel have been stationed at the SADA office.

The PRO said the police would be stationed there to protect life and property at the SADA office, adding that they would stay till such time that the officers would be safe to report to work.

ASP Tetteh explained that no arrest had been made stressing that the security personnel did not meet anyone at the place.

He however stated that efforts were being made to apprehend the perpetrators of these attacks.

From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale.

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