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Suspect who led attack on police officers in Tamale granted bail

The main suspect in the assault case on three police officers stationed at the Tamale District Police Criminal and Investigative Department, Mohammed Iddrisu Sahadatu, has been granted bail to the tune of GHC3,000 with one surety to be justified.

The suspect, a resident of Changli, a suburb of Tamale, escaped arrest on Thursday, April 16 after leading an attack on the police officers. But was apprehended on the following day with the support of the Assemblyman of the Area.

The case presided over by His Worship Yusif Amadu, of the Tamale District Court 2, has been adjourned to May 5, 2020.

“Mohammed Iddrisu Sahadatu was charged with two counts of assault on a public officer and resisting arrest”, the Northern Regional Police Crime Officer Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong told the media.

Background

Sahadatu Iddrisu Mohammed according to the Police in Northern region instigated the assault on the three Police Officers who had visited her home in Changli on April 16 to arrest her over a theft case reported to the Tamale District Police Criminal and Investigations Department.

Police revealed she called her sons who started assaulting the officers including a female officer Corporal Rita Aboagye.

Some residents joined in assaulting the officers.

Corporal Rita Aboagye was beaten to a pulp and left in a gutter while her colleagues fled to report the incident, about half a kilometre away.

The Revenge Swoop

Some police officers in Tamale after hearing the news of the assault on their colleagues went on rampage, unleashing violence on scores of residents in Changli in retaliation.

Source: 3 News

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