Chief of Lamashegu, Naa Ziblim Abdulai has condemned yesterday’s shooting at his palace resulting in youth riot and subsequent killing of one person leaving six (6) people.
He said this when the Mayor of Tamale, Sule Salifu led the security to the palace this morning following the incident.
“I want you to send the message to the president that they should make sure persons recruited into the security services are well trained and not party boys who get the opportunity through government appointees. These people feel because they are coming from the party, they are untouchable. And they come out not well trained”, he told the Mayor.
Below is what 3news.com published earlier :
The Chief of Lamashegu, Naa Ziblim Abdulai, has said he feels disrespected by the action of the Police officer who allegedly shot four persons in Lamashegu on Sunday February 13.
He said the officer should be punished for his action, TV3’s Northern Regional reporter, Christopher Amoako reported.
“What the police officer did is a disrespect to the highest level. I feel disrespected and though the police have since apologized, I want him to face the law. He should be dealt with for us to all know what happened to him not the usual transfer.
“For my subjects, I call on them to remain resolute as we address the issue,” he told Journalists.
The Tamale Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent George Yeboah Afari, has said the officer in question is being held at the Tamale Regional Police headquarters for interrogation.
He revealed that investigations are underway to acsertain the full facts of the matter.
Four persons including a minor from Lamashegu suffered various degrees of gunshots wounds Sunday February 13.
This was a misunderstanding between police and a cross-section of the youth, Tv3’s Christopher Amoako reported.
The incident took place after a police officer allegedly shot a young man who was driving an unregistered car and refused to stop after several attempts by the said officer to stop him.
Chief Superintendent George Yeboah Afari while speaking to journalists on Sunday said “I will say it is unfortunate, we are all aware of the visit of of the Vide President. Therefore I was out within Tolon District when communication was relayed that a Police man was under attack at the Lamashegu Naa’s Palace.