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12.08.2020 Social News

Ten Picked Up At Teshie For Rioting

Ten Picked Up At Teshie For Rioting
LISTEN AUG 12, 2020

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested ten persons allegedly engaging in offensive conduct and disrupting the peace at Teshie.

The arrest came at the backdrop of some rampaging youth numbering about 300 who took to the streets of Teshie on Monday, August 2020.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head, Public Affairs Unit of the Command, disclosed at a media briefing.

"The youth, armed with bottles, stones, missiles and other offensive weapons, attempted vandalizing properties amid chanting of war songs," she said.

She said the agitation was believed to be a snub of a directive seeking to ban the celebration of this year's Homowo festival at Teshie due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The directive, she said, did not go down well with some youth who took to the streets to express their displeasure towards the traditional authorities.

All suspects were currently in custody and assisting in police investigation.

The Police had warned that it would not condone acts of lawlessness, she added.

---GNA

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