Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Chiefs of Dagbon have told the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Dampare Akufo that it has become so difficult to leave with one police officer identified as Monney K. Koranteng who recently described the Lamashegu chief’s palace as “dirty” and that the people of Dagbon are “animals”.

Speaking on behalf of the Dagbon chiefs at the Lamashegu palace during the visit of IGP’s delegation, Tong Naa Yakubu Andani asked the Director General of Administration of the Ghana Police Service, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno to ensure that the said officer is transferred out of Dagbon kingdom.

According to him, the police officer has not shown enough respect in the aftermath of the Sunday police shooting at Lamashegu Chief’s palace when a patrol team chased a driver with DVL number plate into the palace.

“We are told the said officer has been processed in court to be prosecuted for disturbing public peace. That is fine. But we don’t need him anymore (in Dagbon kingdom). Even the one who shot the driver at the palace. Because they also have chiefs in the communities they come from. And is that how they behave towards them?”, the angry Tong Naa asked.

COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno however used the opportunity to render apology on behalf Dr. Dampare, adding that the apology was necessary looking at the current situation.

“The IGP sent us to apologise to you (Lamashegu Naa). Though he has done that himself to you through phone call yesterday’s evening. He said he would have loved to be here, but he is currently engaged in equally important assignment elsewhere”, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno told the chief.

“He has also asked us to inform you that the said officer, Monney K. Koranteng has since been arrested and will be prosecuted accordingly”, he added.

The comment by Monney K. Koranteng sparked anger among a section of youth on various social media platforms over an unprintable words used to describe Northerners and Lamashegu chief’s palace following the recent police shooting in the area.

The delegation was led by the northern regional minister, Alhaji Alhassan Saani who was accompanied by Mayor of Tamale, Mr. Sule Salifu.

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