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29.11.2005 Regional News

Irate youth from Kadjebi Zongo vandalize police station

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Ho, Nov. 29, GNA - Irate youth from Kadjebi-Zongo in the Volta Region last Sunday, vandalized the Kadjebi Police Station over the death of a suspect at the Jasikan District Hospital. The youth after destroying vital documents and other properties at the Police station moved to the District Police Headquarters to burn down other police properties.

According to the police, the suspect Muftao Kilo Alhaji Salifu, alias Kiloti, 32, a farmer, fell sick while in police cells and was taken to the hospital where he died.

Mr. Michael Godknows Kobla, Hohoe Divisional Police Commander told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on telephone that following a report to the police on Friday November 25, this year, by one Pompidou that Muftao his landlord had threatened him (Pompidou) with death and eviction, therefore, the police were detailed to arrest him. Mr. Kobla said Muftao resisted arrest but the police managed to arrest and locked him up in police cells.

He said the police found 14 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in the room of the suspect and during interrogation, Mutfao claimed ownership of the dried leaves. Mr. Kobla said Muftao fell sick in police cells three days later and on November 27, was taken to the Jasikan District Hospital but died on admission.

The Divisional Commander said when colleagues of the suspect heard about his death they invaded the police stations and destroyed some items and properties.

He said some of the properties destroyed were, a 14-inch colour television set, a tape recorder, three bicycles, three typewriters, a loud speaker, tables and chairs.

Mr. Kobla said an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) meter got missing during the invasion.

He said police reinforcement from Hohoe and Ho were at Kadjebi to restore order and guard the police stations after the youth had escaped. Mr. Kobla said no arrests had been made and no casualty during the disturbances.

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