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Police Chief visits brutalized officers, assures them of IGP’s support



The Director-General of Police Welfare, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah(Mrs) has on the instructions of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh visited the police officers who were attacked and inflicted with machete wounds by irate youth of Tamale.

Residents of Kpawumu –Fuo, a suburb of Tamale on Wednesday attacked the officers with sticks, machetes and other life-threatening objects leaving them badly injured after they had gone to the community to effect the arrest of a suspect.

In the ensuing melee, the residents were reported to have freed the arrested suspect and disarmed the policemen as well.

Lance Corporal Atsu Adanu as a result, sustained deep cut on his head and forehead while colleague Mordzi Samuel also received a deep cut at the back of his head and forehead following the severe beatings thy received in the hands of the resident.

They were rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital where they are currently on admission receiving treatment.

In view of this, the IGP dispatched COP Maame Yaa to the Northern Region town of Tamale to assess the situation of the injured officers who are said to be recuperating.

She encouraged them to continue to discharge their duties professionally pledging the support of the IGP to their welfare.

Meanwhile, 15 of the suspects arrested by the police have been remanded in prison custody to reappear on November 20, 2020.

They have been provisionally charged with assault on public officers, causing unlawful harm and rioting and use of offensive weapons.