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36-Arrested for an alleged assault on police officers at Luhour.

The Tema Regional Police Command has detained 36 men for an alleged assault on police officers at Luhour, a neighbourhood of Sege in the Ada West District. Two others have also been held at the Tema Regional Police Command for holding arms belonging to the assaulted cops.

The information available to the Ghana News Agency in Ada shows that three guys thought to be surveyors were sighted at the Community School on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in a vehicle. According to the information, some of the residents approached the ‘surveyors’ to find out why they were there and discovered that there were police officers in the van with the alleged surveyors.

The source stated the people urged that the masked police officer should be unmasked for proper identification, which started a series of disagreements, concluding in a confrontation between the police officers and the homeowners. The source stated the villagers overcame the police officers and took their rifles and bullets.

The source told the GNA that the police officers called for reinforcement but the inhabitants were outraged by the call and burnt car tyres at the entrance of the neighbourhood to prevent the reinforced police team from entry to the community.

According to the source, Mr Isaac Gbenartey, Assembly Member for the electoral region, begged with the police to allow him to take the firearms from the villagers. The source added the police heeded the Assembly Member’s request and retreated but unfortunately, individuals in possession of the ammo neglected to pass it over to the Assemblyman. According to the source, the Police return after 24 hours to hunt for the weapons which resulted in the arrest of some of the inhabitantsMr Gbenartey acknowledged the occurrence of the GNA. Meanwhile, Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, Tema Regional Crime Officer also verified the arrest to the Ghana News Agency and rejected any use of excessive force.“The police are supposed to protect lives and properties and so when our guys made their report, they did not notify us that they vandalized properties of the locals, the police cannot do that,” Supt. Otuo Acheampong added.

He said that the 38 peoples were currently in the custody of the Tema Regional Police command.

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Ada Ada West District GNA Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Police Command

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