Upper West: Youth vandalise Tumu police station

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
The police vehicle which was vandalised by the youth
The police vehicle which was vandalised by the youth

Some irate youth of Tumu in the Upper West region have attacked the local police station and vandalised property following disagreements with the police.

The attack followed the alleged drowning of one Kanwe Hanidu, said to be part of a wee-smoking gang whom the police were chasing on Thursday.

Hanidu together with some members of the said wee gang were said to have dived into the dam whilst the police were chasing them and he drowned, according to the Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Okyere Boapea.

The youth got angry about the incident, accused the police of causing the death and besieged the police station on Thursday night but DCOP Boapea said the police were able to disperse them at about 7pm.

The "tension died down but this morning [Friday] when they retrieved the body from the dam, they started again. They besieged the police station and vandalised it and also caused damage to police vehicles," the police commander said in a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM.


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