Regional News Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Police visibility increases in Tamale

About 350 additional police personnel have been deployed to the Northern Region to maximize security operations.

This has increased police visibility in the Tamale metropolis and other districts that have been earmarked as flashpoints.

In an exclusive interview with Citi News, the Northern Regional police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah, said the intervention by the police administration was timely as the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition hearing.

According to DCOP Ken Yeboah, 60 out of the 350 personnel have been dispatched to the Yendi Municipality.

He, however, decried inadequate logistics and therefore appealed to government for enough support.


DCOP Ken Yeboah pinpointed accommodation challenges as one of the major impediments slowing down the enthusiasm of police personnel posted to the Northern Region.

With emphasis on radio commentary on the possible outcome of the election petition, DCOP Ken Yeboah made a passionate appeal to the media in the region to be circumspect in their reportage.

He urged the media to rather conscientize citizens on the need to accept the verdict of the Justice William Atugubah led panel of nine esteemed Supreme Court Justices handling the case.

The Northern Regional Police Commander had earlier met with leaders of the various political parties and called for the maximum support to preserve the area’s peace.

Source: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline