5 Remanded For Killings At Bawku
The Bolgatanga Circuit court has sent five persons suspected of murder and discharging of firearms without authority into police custody at Bawku in the Upper East Region.
They were arrested in Bawku in line with renewed ethnic disturbances that cause four death in the Region.
His Honour Alexander Graham who is the presiding judge of the Bolgatanga circuit court, remanded the suspects to allow a further investigation to be done and they will reappear on May 27, 2022.
The Upper East Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Fianko-Okyere in an interview said “If investigations show that any of the five persons has a direct involvement in the killing of these people, then they will be charged.”
Another suspect was also arrested for assisting with a crime in the prolonged Bawku disturbances.
ASP Fianko-Okyere added that “It is believed that he is an illegal arms dealer, and they are getting links he is one of the people who supplied some of the arms to Bawku.”