UE/R: 2 dead as tension builds up at police station

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Two persons are reported dead in the Upper East Region as soldiers have been deployed to a police station in Bolgatanga.

This was after Daniel Azaah Alhassan, a mortuary attendant at the Upper East Regional Hospital, knocked and killed one James Ataburo in a road accident at Yorogo, a community along the Bolgatanga-Bongo road on Thursday, June 22.

Some individuals who got incensed attacked Mr Alhassan with offensive weapons and burnt his car, but he managed to escape after which he reported to the police.

On Friday, during the mourning of the deceased, some angry youth went to the house of Mr Alhassan to attack him, destroying items in his home including burning his motorbike in the process.

Police had to intervene and two individuals were arrested. However, the mourners decided to march to the police station where they dumped the coffin containing the remains of the deceased in protest against the arrests.

Police had to fire warning shots to disperse the crowd but the bullets hit some of the protestors who had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.

It took the invention of some military personnel to restore calm at the police station.

One of the protesters hit by the bullet was, however, pronounced dead on Saturday.

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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