The Upper East Regional Police Command has handed over to- the Criminal
Investigations Department in Accra the case involving 17 people
arrested in Bawku in connection with the conflict in the municipality.
to the Upper East Regional Police Command, the suspects were being
transferred to Accra to facilitate speedy investigations and trial.
The suspects were transported by road to Tamale on Tuesday from where they were airlifted by military aircraft to Accra.
those transferred to Accra is John Awunbila Ndego, said to be a top
adviser to the Bawku Naba, who was arrested over the weekend for
allegedly attempting to smuggle arms and ammunition to Bawku.
included is police constable Daniel Yeboah, who is alleged to have
stolen a rifle belonging to a colleague policeman on peacekeeping
mission in Bawku and sold it to a civilian.
Briefing the media
prior to their departure, the Regional Police Commander, Deputy
Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ofosu-Mensah Gyeabour, said the
government was determined to ensure that peace prevails in Bawku in
order to allow law-abiding citizens to go about their activities
"We are transferring these suspects to Accra
because friends and relatives frequent our offices to plead for their
arrested relatives and this has proven a discomfort for us," he said,
adding that CID personnel from the region who were accompanying the
suspects would assist their counterparts in Accra to ensure a speedy
investigation and trial of the cases.
Source: Daily Graphic