3 Arrested In Connection With Violent Attacks On Mempeasem, Lukula

The Police Have Arrested Three Persons Over Violent Attacks On Mempeasem And Lukula Communities In The Savan­nah Region, By Opposing Factions In Land And Chieftaincy Disputes.

Other Suspects On The Run Are Being Pursued By The Police.

A News Brief From The Ghana Police Service Said On May 30, A Gang Numbering About 50 Invaded The Mempeasem Community And Kidnapped A 50- Year-Old Man.

The Statement Said The Gang, However, Escaped Into The Bush When The Police Responded To The Attack And Managed To Rescue The Kidnapped Victim.

The Police Also Retrieved One AK-47 Weapon Together With 14 Rounds Of Ammunition, Seven Motorbikes And Two Bicycles From The Scene Of The Incident.

The Brief Said A Search On The Suspects In The Area, Led To A Fur­ther Retrieval Of A Bag Containing 240 AK-47 Ammunition.

The Statement Said On June 1, The Police, While On Patrols Within The Communities, Responded To Another Distress Call Of An Attack By Another Gang On Residents Of Lukula Community.

The Brief Said The Suspects, Who Were On A Rampage, Burnt Houses And Shot Randomly, At The Police Upon Arriving, And The Police Immediately Responded And Succeeded In Arresting Three Of The Suspects, Namely; Razak Sulemana, Musah Shanun And Karim Abdul Rafiuw.

The Police Said The Three Suspects, Who Suffered Gunshot Wounds, During The Arrest, Were Currently Receiving Treatment At A Medical Facility.

The Brief Said A Search Conduct­ed On Them Led To The Retrieval Of One Pump Action Gun, Two Single Barrel Guns, One Long Knife, 80 Live Cartridges, Talismans And Cowries.

It Said After Restoring Calm In The Area, The Police Received Informa­tion That An 81-Year-Old Man From Lukula Was Allegedly Shot By The Rampaging Gang On His Farm.

The Brief Said The Police Pro­ceeded To The Farm, And With The Help Of The Victim’s Children, Took The Old Man To A Hospital Where He Was Pronounced Dead By The Authorities.

The Police Said The Body Had Since Been Deposited At The Hos­pital Morgue For Preservation And Autopsy.

The Brief Said Following Police Encounter With The Suspects And The Subsequent Arrests, Some Indi­viduals Believed To Be Sympathis­ers Of Those Arrested, Attacked The Daboya Police Station, Causing Damage To Accident Cars Parked At The Station And Louvre Blades At The Barracks.

It Said The Police, However, Re­sisted The Attack And Took Control

 Of The Situation.

The Brief Said Calm Had Been Restored To The Area And That Security Had Been Strengthened In Daboya And Its Surrounding Commu­nities To Forestall Further Attacks.

It Said Efforts Were Ongo­ing To Arrest The Perpetra­tors Of The Crime, And Those Who Attacked The Police Station. —GNA

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