18 Suspects Arrested In Bawku Over Killing Of Fulani Horse Trader
According to the Upper East Regional Police Command, 18 people have been arrested in connection with the recent disturbance that resulted in the death of a Fulani horse merchant.
According to ASP David Fianko-Okyere, the regional command’s public relations officer, the Fulani horse merchant was shot by unknown gunmen on a motorcycle.
“We have arrested 18 people, and they are all under investigation and by close of today, Tuesday, they will be sent to court for further investigations. We are currently interrogating and screening these 18 people and making processes for further investigations. A swoop was conducted, and we are screening them. Possibly the evidence that we will get from them will determine the charges. So, let’s wait till we finish preparing the charges,” ASP Fianko-Okyere said.
The Bawku Municipality has recently experienced a lot of violence between young factions, resulting in the deployment of the military and police to the district, as well as the imposition of curfews.
Haruna Iddrissu, the Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, has warned the Minister of Interior not to take the crisis in Bawku lightly since the situation is deteriorating.