Bimbilla Chieftaincy clashes: Suspects for court on Monday

Bimbila Clash Arrest123 file photo

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 Source: mynewsgh.com

All 21 suspects arrested in connection with the renewed chieftaincy violence in Bimbilla in the Nanumba North District of the Northern region, will be arraigned before a Tamale Circuit Court on Monday February 13, 2017.

The suspects who were arrested from various hideouts in the troubled town provisionally face charges ranging from murder, arson, using weapons without lawful authority to causing harm among others.

Sources at the Regional Police Headquarters in Tamale revealed to mynewsgh.com that the suspects will be screened in order to determine those who were indeed culpable in the latest violence that claimed 10 lives leaving dozens of residents with gunshot injuries.

A combined team of armed police and military personnel who were deployed from Accra to augment the number on ground has since arrived in Bimbilla with a promise by the minister of interior Ambrose P. Dery to protect lives and property.

Meanwhile, farmers in the area continue to count their losses as thousands of tubers of yam in one of the notable yam producing areas of the north were burnt in the heat of the violence which started on Thursday morning.

According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, several houses have been torched rendering more than 500 persons homeless with some fleeing into neighboring communities including Yendi for safety.

But Mr Dery has assured that his ministry will take the necessary steps to protect lives and properties in the area while it continue to monitor the situation through security agencies to ensure there is no recurrence of violence.

Source: mynewsgh.com
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