A/R: Police arrest another suspect in NDC polls chaos

A statement issued by the police said the suspects were involved in different offences including assault on a police officer, spraying pepper from a device onto some persons at the centre and engaging in a fight resulting in injuries to one of the perpetrators.

The police have arrested one more suspect in connection with the disturbances which occurred during the Ashanti regional NDC executives’ election held on Sunday (13 November).

The arrest of suspect Bashiru Atta brings to four the total number of persons picked up over the disturbances.

A statement issued by the police said the suspects were involved in different offences including assault on a police officer, spraying pepper from a device onto some persons at the centre and engaging in a fight resulting in injuries to one of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, accused persons Yahya Shaibu Tia and Fati Ibrahimwho were earlier arrested on Monday November 14 and have been arraigned before the Atwima Akropong District Court.

Shaibu Tia was remanded into police custody to reappear before the court on 21 November 2022, while Fati Ibrahim was granted bail with three sureties.

The police had to fire warning shots in a standoff between unidentified thugs at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional executive elections at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the Ashanti Region.

Two civilians who reportedly got wounded have since been treated and discharged.

It is not clear what transpired in the ensuing melee, which occurred at the stadium’s main gate on Sunday.

Top security chiefs quickly moved to the ground to engage the party hierarchy over the incident.

The incident did not affect the voting process.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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