‘Treat shooting of DakpemaFuseini, 4 others as crime’

The family of DakpemaBawaFuseni, sub-chief of Tamale, has called on the Northern Regional Police Command to treat the attack on the chief’s palace as a crime not a chieftaincy issue.

Unknown gunmen on Monday attacked the palace, shooting indiscriminately resulting in injuries of DakpemaFuseini and four others, in the Tamale metropolis.

The spokesperson of the Dakpema family, Mr Bashaaru Daballi, said the attack was a pure criminal act and must be treated as such.

“We urge the regional police command to treat the attack on the palace as a crime and not a chieftaincy dispute.”

MrDaballi, who made the call at a press conference in Tamale, yesterday,

said even though there has been misunderstanding between the Dakpema and other chiefs in the area, he believed that the shooting was not sanctioned by any chief in the metropolis.

He asked the police to make everything possible to arrest the culprits.

MrDabali said the Dakpema family was the indigenous members of Tamale, and is peace-loving and, therefore, has no plans to retaliate.

“No member of the family should attack anybody in retaliation.  We should leave the police to investigate this criminal attack,” he said

MrDaballiappealed to the police to provide the palace with security to avert any further attacks.

According to the spokesperson, the chief and the four others were in stable condition at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

Calm has returned to the metropolis as people are going about their normal businesses without any disturbance.Police have beefed up security at the palaces of some chiefs in the metropolis.

FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE

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