The Tamale Magistrate court presided over by His Lordship Amadu Yussif has remanded five accused persons into prison custody in connection with the renewed chieftaincy clashes at Kpatinga in the Gushegu municipality of the Northern region.
The accused persons are Hashim Mumanjadi, 32, Alidu Alhassan, 27, Fatawu Kpanalana, 35, Mohammed Dokurugu, 55 and Iddrisu Azindo, 57.
They have been charged with Conspiracy ,
Causing damage ,Causing harm,and Possession of fire arm in a distracted area.
The accused persons are expected to reappear in court on 11th February,2020
At least one person was confirmed dead in the renewed Chieftaincy clashes.
The deceased, Alhassan Abass, 25, is reported to have been hit by a spray bullet during the exchange of fire between the two rival Chiefs’ groups and security on the ground whiles one person has been injured.
The renewed clashes have resulted in several houses being set ablaze.
DGN Online gathered that women and children have fled the kpatinga community to seek refuge.
The clashes have left many residents in the kpatinga community homeless as their houses and properties have been burnt into ashes.
DGN Online understands the clashes are between two rival chiefs in the area over who is the rightful chief to occupy the skin and ensuing sub-chiefs after the death of the Gushegu chief Kpatinga lana Ziblim.
The rival Chiefs palaces have been exchanging gunshots for the past days.
A resident who spoke to DGN Online, on condition of anonymity said there was performance at a funeral of a resident at the community and according to traditions , the relatives of the deceased would have to go to the Chief palace to perform some rituals but the relatives of the deceased rather went to the other Chief’s palace which resulted in the clash.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the kpatinga community to protect lives and properties.
FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale