Suspect Tetteh Tanko
Tetteh Tanko, a notorious criminal, has been arrested by the police in connection with the fresh clashes that erupted in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the Northern Region between Jamon and Jafouk clans over the legitimate occupant of the skin in the area.
The Northern Regional Police Spokesman, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the arrest, told DAILY GUIDE that the suspect was arrested in Bunkpurugu based on a tip-off on Saturday evening.
According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the suspect has been on the police wanted list for the murder of one Baba during similar clashes, having fled to Togo in April last year after committing the act. He is also alleged to be responsible for the murder of one Suapaak Dupaak, 58, a farmer, during last Thursday’s clashes.
Currently, the suspect is being interrogated by the police in Tamale and investigations will continue while other suspects who are alleged to have played an active role in the clashes are hunted.
It would be recalled that fresh clashes erupted in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the Northern Region between the Jamon and Jafouk clans over the legitimate occupant of the skin in the area, forcing residents to flee the town with their families.
On Thursday there were reports of gunshots in the town and the burning of several houses. Three people—Chanleb Bawaand, Suapaak Dupaak and a third unidentified person—were reported dead following the renewed clashes.
Chanleb Bawaand, 28, a tailor, was hit by a bullet in the forehead and Suapaak Dupaak, 58, was trapped in one of the burning houses while the third person was found dead in the bush.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident, told DAILY GUIDE that 35 houses had been burnt down.
He stated that the police had retrieved two AK47 rifles based on intelligence and that the owners of the weapons were still on the run.
DAILY GUIDE’S visit to the town revealed that most of the natives had indeed fled the town, virtually making it a ghost town.
According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, reinforcement was deployed to the Bunkpurugu township from the nearby districts and security had been beefed up at some locations within the township.
FROM Eric Kombat, Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo